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E facilitate session 2 280311

E facilitate session 2 280311



What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?

What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?



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  • Use the wand to pin point where you are
  • Explain the derivation – some from participants in Facilitation training at GFC, some from wikipediaInvite audience to google e-facilitator and see what they find
  • Explore a few of these attributes of good e-facilitationExplain my gallery of good e-facilitators – these are the ones who’ve influenced my style Nancy – experience in adult education – ability to inspire Steve – empathy with multiple global cultures – ability to enthuse Jonathon – confidence in being online – ability to instruct Sarah – supportive and approachable – ability to mentorAsk one person in audience to highlight one of the attributes to talk about – who influenced you?
  • Webtour to the wikipages to explore – 3. Love your tools and 7. intercultural antennaeOnline communications (perhaps most concrete)Tolerance for ambiguity (good at start since we will be working in an emergent fashion)(concrete, should be in week 1)(concrete, lots of material to refer to)(juiciest, most complex)(negotiation across experience)(skills about living in a more diverse world)Ability to switch contexts
  • Describe how this session topic came about:Facilitating a group of international facilitators who work for the GAC AcademyThey are currently collaboratively building a new set of job descriptions for the facilitation work they do.I then went hunting for some current online available e-facilitator job descriptions and came up with this one from Neal Barber in Otago, NZ:http://critical-metalearning.blogspot.com/2010/08/efacilitator-job-description.htmlShared Neal’s JD as a Googledoc and began the team task.
  • Some need to clarify what the purpose of efacilitation is all about:Two schools of thought:Facilitate elearningModerate virtual classroomsOne may include the other or maybe totally stand alone activities.Find out what type of efactilitators are in the audience.
  • Instruct on use of whiteboard to keep text small and succinctNumbers allocated to participants in order of raised hands
  • What does the eFacilitator do?How do they do these things?
  • Use app share to explore the middle section:How can I help online learners manage their workload?Preparation - providing a study guide and templatesStructure through deadlinesFacilitator interaction and feedbackCourse design and workload

E facilitate session 2 280311 E facilitate session 2 280311 Presentation Transcript

  • eFacilitate
    Session 2: What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?
  • Where are you located?
  • Definitions
    • … the word facilitator comes from the Latin Facilitarmeaning ‘to make easy’ …
    • ... traditionally a facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion...
    • … the word e-facilitator is new (not yet in Wikipedia), and relates to the role of the facilitator in e-learning …
  • What makes a good e-facilitator?
    • Experience in adult education
    • Empathy and sincerity
    • Computer technical expertise
    • Confidence in being online
    • Good listener and mentor
    • Supportive and approachable
    • Flexible and adaptable
    Steve Hargadon, Jonathon Finkelstein, Sarah Stewart
  • 8 competencies of online interaction
    Online communications
    Tolerance for ambiguity
    Love your tools
    Facilitation skills
    Self awareness
    Learning with others
    Intercultural antennae
    Ability to switch contexts
    Thank you Nancy White: http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/
  • E-facilitator job description
    ... Scoping and designing an ...
  • Purpose:
    • Facilitatehigh quality learning through interaction, sharing and driving the learning in the e-learning environment
    • or
    • Moderate high quality networkinginteractions in a virtual classroom, to enableparticipants to extend their knowledge and to improve their professional practices
  • Welcome
  • What would you include in an e-facilitator job description?
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Educational
    • Social
    • Managerial
    • Technical
    • Personal Skills and Qualities
    • Personal Experiences and Credentials
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Educational:
    • encourage and support e-learners
    • demonstrate positive online presence
    • stimulate commitment and enthusiasm of participants
    • research the subject and industry related facts and share for extended learning
    • Social:
    • create a safe, friendly and social learning environment
    • provide a positive learning environment with high respect for all
    • manage social groups and build healthy communities
    • collaborate with other facilitators to share good practice
  • Roles and Responsibilities continued ...
    • Managerial:
    • ensure the activities comply with relevant standards
    • set the course objectives, schedule tasks, identify time lines
    • identify the specific needs of participants
    • monitor progress and manage online discussions
    • Technical:
    • demonstrate knowledge of online instructional design
    • demonstrate knowledge of Web 2.0 tools and LMS
    • demonstrate knowledge of how tools in the learning environment work
    • work pro-actively with technical support to provide online troubleshooting
  • Personal skills and qualities
    • Skills:
    • excellent writing skills, demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility
    • excellent communication skills
    • strong interpersonal and organisational skills
    • high innovative and experimental learning skills
    • high level questioning, observation and assessing skills
    • Qualities:
    • awareness of educational theories and different teaching and learning styles
    • ability to establish and maintain an online identity
    • ability to adapt to new teaching contexts, methods, audiences and roles
    • ability to work independently and effectively in groups
    • a positive attitude, commitment, enthusiasm, openness, and sincerity within this environment.
  • Personal Experience and credentials
    • Experience:
    • demonstrated experience in adult education learning environment
    • experience with the facilitation and design of online courses
    • experience in real world applications of specific subject matter
    • appropriate experience with web based, technology-supported learning or distance learning
    • Credentials:
    • current knowledge of practices within the subject
    • graduate level qualifications
    • exemplary reputation in the field of e-learning and online facilitation
  • Where can i go to find out more?
    • Online Resources
    • Toolbox for TAE
    • Online Facilitation Wikispace
    • Online Courses
    • Facilitating Online
    • iFacilitate
  • Online competencies
    • Facilitating E-Learning Courses:
  • Online competencies
    • Moderating Virtual Classrooms:
  • Facilitating online
  • iFacilitate
  • Next session: Monday April 11 at 17:00 GMT+10
    how do we teach others to e-facilitate?
  • efacilitate
    Australia series