Confessions of an online facilitator

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Confessions of an online facilitator

  1. 1. Sarah Stewart Shar-e-fest 2010 [email_address] Confessions of an online facilitator Ihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/35914311@N03/3418857871
  2. 2. What I am going to talk about today <ul><li>Tell you about an open course I am facilitating </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what I have learned about “teaching online” </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss some of the issues I have come across facilitating an 'open' course </li></ul>
  3. 3. 'Facilitating Online': http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online
  4. 4. Blog
  5. 5. Twitter
  6. 6. Google Group
  7. 7. Experiential http://www.flickr.com/photos/42961457@N04/4114564467
  8. 8. Informal and enrolled students <ul><li>Enrolled – 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Now enrolled – 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Active informal – 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Non-active - 44 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cater to every level of digital skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/92518741@N00/1507196484
  10. 10. Intense support & mentoring for first few weeks http://www.flickr.com/photos/82625518@N00/5228173
  11. 11. Provide safe environment for people to learn, 'play', make mistakes & ask for help http://www.flickr.com/photos/20878641@N00/272080926
  12. 12. Encourage smaller learning communities within the larger group http://www.flickr.com/photos/21404006@N00/105320746
  13. 13. Encourage peer support & mentoring http://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06
  14. 14. Match-maker http://www.flickr.com/photos/29125594@N03/3046591191
  15. 15. Move from teacher to facilitator http://www.flickr.com/photos/42388882@N00/490031693
  16. 16. Give up control http://www.flickr.com/photos/24939177@N00/223776150
  17. 17. Flexibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/3287884496
  18. 18. Try not to bombard people with technology http://www.flickr.com/photos/75478059@N00/3563974210
  19. 19. Instructions for EVERYTHING http://www.flickr.com/photos/26405526@N00/2373139743
  20. 20. Time management http://www.flickr.com/photos/96447062@N00/129881298
  21. 21. Managing chaos http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124348109@N01/2487910168
  22. 22. Track students' activities: RSS, Google Reader, iGoogle http://www.flickr.com/photos/38565056@N00/398422382
  23. 23. Pass on resources: Twitter, Delicious http://www.flickr.com/photos/90891815@N00/75288251
  24. 24. Give feedback & facilitate conversations: Blog, Synchronous meetings, Twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/55544800@N00/324894615
  25. 25. Generate open education resources: Wiki, YouTube, Blip.TV, Slideshare http://www.flickr.com/photos/34782207@N03/4539316616
  26. 26. Change of focus from formal learning objects to life-long learning as driven by students http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/1431384410
  27. 27. Students make their own meaning http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/3597217248
  28. 28. Facilitating a collaborative, networked experience which is key to life-long learning in the online environment
  29. 29. Sarah Stewart [email_address] Twitter: @SarahStewart Blog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs

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