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eFacilitate<br />Session 2: What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?<br />
Where are you located?<br />
Definitions<br /><ul><li>… 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...
… the word e-facilitator is new (not yet in Wikipedia), and relates to the role of the facilitator in e-learning … </li></...
Empathy and sincerity
Computer technical expertise
Confidence in being online
Good listener and mentor
Supportive and approachable
Flexible and adaptable</li></ul>Steve Hargadon, Jonathon Finkelstein, Sarah Stewart<br />
8 competencies of online interaction<br />Online communications<br />Tolerance for ambiguity<br />Love your tools<br />Fac...
E-facilitator job description<br />... Scoping and designing an ...<br />http://critical-metalearning.blogspot.com/2010/08...
Purpose:<br /><ul><li>Facilitatehigh quality learning through interaction, sharing and driving the learning in the e-learn...
or
Moderate high quality networkinginteractions in a virtual classroom, to enableparticipants to extend their knowledge and t...
What would you include in an e-facilitator job description?<br /><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities
Educational
Social
Managerial
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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
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    1. 1. eFacilitate<br />Session 2: What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?<br />
    2. 2. Where are you located?<br />
    3. 3. Definitions<br /><ul><li>… the word facilitator comes from the Latin Facilitarmeaning ‘to make easy’ …
    4. 4. ... 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...
    5. 5. … the word e-facilitator is new (not yet in Wikipedia), and relates to the role of the facilitator in e-learning … </li></li></ul><li>What makes a good e-facilitator?<br /><ul><li>Experience in adult education
    6. 6. Empathy and sincerity
    7. 7. Computer technical expertise
    8. 8. Confidence in being online
    9. 9. Good listener and mentor
    10. 10. Supportive and approachable
    11. 11. Flexible and adaptable</li></ul>Steve Hargadon, Jonathon Finkelstein, Sarah Stewart<br />
    12. 12. 8 competencies of online interaction<br />Online communications<br />Tolerance for ambiguity<br />Love your tools<br />Facilitation skills<br />Self awareness<br />Learning with others<br />Intercultural antennae<br />Ability to switch contexts<br />Thank you Nancy White: http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/<br />
    13. 13. E-facilitator job description<br />... Scoping and designing an ...<br />http://critical-metalearning.blogspot.com/2010/08/efacilitator-job-description.html<br />
    14. 14. Purpose:<br /><ul><li>Facilitatehigh quality learning through interaction, sharing and driving the learning in the e-learning environment
    15. 15. or
    16. 16. Moderate high quality networkinginteractions in a virtual classroom, to enableparticipants to extend their knowledge and to improve their professional practices</li></li></ul><li>Welcome<br />
    17. 17. What would you include in an e-facilitator job description?<br /><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities
    18. 18. Educational
    19. 19. Social
    20. 20. Managerial
    21. 21. Technical
    22. 22. Personal Skills and Qualities
    23. 23. Personal Experiences and Credentials</li></li></ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities<br /><ul><li>Educational:
    24. 24. encourage and support e-learners
    25. 25. demonstrate positive online presence
    26. 26. stimulate commitment and enthusiasm of participants
    27. 27. research the subject and industry related facts and share for extended learning
    28. 28. Social:
    29. 29. create a safe, friendly and social learning environment
    30. 30. provide a positive learning environment with high respect for all
    31. 31. manage social groups and build healthy communities
    32. 32. collaborate with other facilitators to share good practice</li></li></ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities continued ...<br /><ul><li>Managerial:
    33. 33. ensure the activities comply with relevant standards
    34. 34. set the course objectives, schedule tasks, identify time lines
    35. 35. identify the specific needs of participants
    36. 36. monitor progress and manage online discussions
    37. 37. Technical:
    38. 38. demonstrate knowledge of online instructional design
    39. 39. demonstrate knowledge of Web 2.0 tools and LMS
    40. 40. demonstrate knowledge of how tools in the learning environment work
    41. 41. work pro-actively with technical support to provide online troubleshooting</li></li></ul><li>Personal skills and qualities<br /><ul><li>Skills:
    42. 42. excellent writing skills, demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility
    43. 43. excellent communication skills
    44. 44. strong interpersonal and organisational skills
    45. 45. high innovative and experimental learning skills
    46. 46. high level questioning, observation and assessing skills
    47. 47. Qualities:
    48. 48. awareness of educational theories and different teaching and learning styles
    49. 49. ability to establish and maintain an online identity
    50. 50. ability to adapt to new teaching contexts, methods, audiences and roles
    51. 51. ability to work independently and effectively in groups
    52. 52. a positive attitude, commitment, enthusiasm, openness, and sincerity within this environment.</li></li></ul><li>Personal Experience and credentials<br /><ul><li>Experience:
    53. 53. demonstrated experience in adult education learning environment
    54. 54. experience with the facilitation and design of online courses
    55. 55. experience in real world applications of specific subject matter
    56. 56. appropriate experience with web based, technology-supported learning or distance learning
    57. 57. Credentials:
    58. 58. current knowledge of practices within the subject
    59. 59. graduate level qualifications
    60. 60. exemplary reputation in the field of e-learning and online facilitation</li></li></ul><li>Where can i go to find out more?<br /><ul><li>Online Resources
    61. 61. Toolbox for TAE
    62. 62. Online Facilitation Wikispace
    63. 63. Online Courses
    64. 64. Facilitating Online
    65. 65. iFacilitate</li></li></ul><li>Online competencies<br /><ul><li>Facilitating E-Learning Courses:</li></ul>http://www.westone.wa.gov.au/toolbox8/taa/elearn/toolbox/resources/e_space/e_facilitator/qa/h_qa.htm<br />
    66. 66. Online competencies<br /><ul><li>Moderating Virtual Classrooms:</li></ul>http://synchfacilitation.wikispaces.com/<br />
    67. 67. Facilitating online<br />http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online<br />
    68. 68. iFacilitate<br />https://sites.google.com/site/lccifacilitate/welcome<br />
    69. 69. Next session: Monday April 11 at 17:00 GMT+10<br />how do we teach others to e-facilitate?<br />
    70. 70. efacilitate<br />Australia series<br />
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