Warming up for FLO Design Sprint

Warm-upTuesday morning, February 2

I sprang out of bed at 5:45 (the time my chocolate lab usually body-bumps my side of the bed in the hopes that I'll want to get up to feed her) mentally running down the checklist of all the things I had still wanted to get reviewed and noted to be ready for our first Sprint Day!!

Luckily my dorm room at Royal Roads University has wireless internet so I was able to get to my web notes and hyperlinks. Don't want to miss any of the bits and pieces I've been collecting to share with FLO facilitators!

BCcampus folks finally made it happen – thanks Tracy and BJ and SylviaC!

We've been talking about getting together (all us FLO facilitators) synchronously and physically to rethink the Facilitating Learning Online workshop since I was first involved with the SCoPE version in late 2014! We've done brainstorm sessions on Collaborate and tossed ideas back and forth on Skype and in multiple GoogleDocs. And we've made many changes, in response to participant suggestions (kudos and gripes) and SylviaC has done an amazing job of creating what I consider an attractive and useful Moodle environment. We've got a FLO Harvest Wiki that is just bursting at the seams with ideas for digital tools, suggestions for additional readings and videos, samples of learning objects created by participants (and FLO facilitators) and a developing collection of ideas for approaching the various mini-session topics. But we want to make it better and stronger and more valuable for learners everywhere.

So, I'm looking forward to what the day brings. Lots of great ideas swirling around this evolving community of practice. And that's an important item not to forget – how do we build a useful proflearning option for online facilitators? And then there's the idea of integrating outside experts into topic sessions in selected weeks. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Sprinting out the door … more later!

 

. Since I was first involved with the SCoPE iteration of ISWo which morphed into Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) we've been talking about how to make the FLO experience and learning even better; we've talked about tightening up and rethinking the learning outcomes, reviewing the value of the FLO Rubric and badges, lightening up the readings and resources, rejigging the flow of mini-sessions,

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