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Facilitating Moodle Courses Topic 2

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  • 1. Topic 2: Communication Communication and interaction are essential elements of a successful online course. One of the most common complaints is that the facilitator did not have a presence. From the first time you meet a participant (offline or online), it is important for them to perceive you as safe and supportive rather than unavailable or disengaged. Your pro-active engagement with participants is essential. This is especially true since many participants may be new to online learning and feeling nervous and afraid of appearing to be incompetent. 1
  • 2. Topic 2: Communication Due to the differences in ways to communicate in face-to-face and online courses, it is important for facilitators to pay special attention to: • clarity regarding expectations and participation • compensation for interpersonal connections and reinforcements • motivating participants • promotion of social interaction • encouragement of reflection 2
  • 3. Topic 2: Communication Think about your response to the following: • Review this lesson, paying special attention to the Communication topic. Which aspects of facilitation will you have to adapt? Specific suggestions will be covered in this tutorial. 3

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