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2008 Ten Steps To Successful Online Facilitation For Teachers


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  • 1. Turning The Page : Ten Steps of Successful Online Facilitation For Teachers Image : Alexander Hayes 2008
  • 2. To ensure teachers have opportunity to develop online facilitation skills an organisation must may could will provide;
  • 3.   Opportunity for teachers to discuss and debate what constitutes ‘facilitation’ as opposed to other terms / descriptors for online teaching 1
  • 4.   Workshops for teachers that explore the skills, knowledge & pedagogies underpinning successful online facilitation using online technologies 2
  • 5. Online activities that require teachers to investigate, research and report on their findings in a collaborative and constructive face-to-face & online location 3
  • 6. Examples of successful online facilitation including case studies and recordings of teachers actively using online tools with students 4
  • 7.   Access to literature and online material from a wide and varied range of sources pertinent to online facilitation 5
  • 8.   Networking opportunities for teachers to attend that support their contact with experienced online facilitators 6
  • 9. Showcasing opportunities for teachers to speak of their experiences and findings from an experiential perspective 7
  • 10. Professional Development activities that extend teachers knowledge into areas of the curriculum yet un-chartered for online learning 8
  • 11.   Mentorship programs that support teachers who are new to online facilitation with ‘time-out’ from core duties to engage with mentors 9
  • 12.   Guidelines & protocols developed collaboratively with the interests of all key stakeholders in the teaching & learning process 10
  • 13.
    • General Tips
    • Assume good intent . Remind others of this simple trick.
    • Role model the behavior you wish others to use.
    • Practice and encourage active listening/reading.
    • Be explicit as possible in your communication.
    • Don't automatically assume understanding -- ask for clarification as needed.
    • Build trust by doing what you say you will do. Encourage others to do the same.
    • Encourage an environment that values trust. Trust is slow to be granted, easily taken away.
    • Use irony and humor with care as it does not always come across online as you might have intended. You can always use emoticons to clarify! ;-)
    • Think before you hit the button and a post goes up.
    • Approach every contribution with curiosity , expecting surprise and wonder
    Adaption of
  • 14.
    • Further Reading & Resources
    • Online Facilitation Wikispaces - Nancy White
    • Effective Online Facilitation - Australian Flexible Learning Framework
    • Facilitating Deep Learning in the Adult Online Learner - Educause
    • Facilitating Online learning Communities – Wikieducator
    • Teaching Online - Deakin University
    • Developing Community Guidelines - NSW LearnScope
    • Online Facilitation - Nancy White
    • Supporting Online Teaching & Learning - Michael Coghlan