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  1. 1. Beatific Losing Dignity Lovin’ the mirror Ready to try Zumba Car Crash Use the text tool to record your current mood state
  2. 2. Welcome • Tasks 5 and 6 • Discussion and Moderation • Skills of the online facilitator • Toolbox editing with Dreamweaver
  3. 3. POLL!!!
  4. 4. Assessment Task 5 •Prepare learning materials for delivery •Orientation and Induction materials •Discussion Forum Develop
  5. 5. Assessment Task 6 Deliver • Deliver in Elluminate • Background information • Survey of learners • Evaluation report • Usability tool
  6. 6. POLL!!!
  7. 7. One last One to One Win!
  8. 8. Roll up and get yer Snake Oil
  9. 9. Why Discussion ? • Discussion activities can be text or voice based and is generally used to support asynchronous learning. • Asynchronous learning involves the ability for trainers and learners to maintain communication without having to meet at the same place at the same time.
  10. 10. Why Discussion ? • Discussion activities can be undertaken using a variety of methods: – Discussion forums (e.g. Moodle, other LMS) – Voice boards (e.g. VoiceThread, iPadio, Voxopop) – Instant Messaging (e.g. Skype, MSN, Google, Facebook) – Comments posted to wikis or blogs – Closed Social Networking Sites (e.g. Ning, Elgg, Custom) – Open Social Network Sites (Facebook) – MicroBlogging (Twitter, SMS, MMS )
  11. 11. Why Discussion ? • Extend activities from F2F sessions • Shape form of F2F workshops • Knowledge check – are you “getting it?” • Pre workshop activities • Ongoing professional community of learners • Problem Solving • Consultation around work practices/policy • Information sharing • Repository of corporate wisdom and experience, tips and tricks
  12. 12. Facilitated Activity- Discussion This might be: • Discussion • Debate • Brainstorm • Small group activities • Problem Solving • Knowledge Transfer • Research • The tools you can use there include Threads, Attachments, Email Subscription
  13. 13. What we used to think Moderated Activity- Discussion Moderating a discussion in an online environment is called e- moderation. The role of the trainer as an e-moderator is to: •provide the rules of the discussion •offer an opening gambit, the provocative statement, scene setting •rephrase what learners have said to ensure their point is clearly stated, if necessary •provide links from one aspect of the discussion to the other •draw together the disparate threads of the discussion to form a conclusion. •Encourage, over time, learners/participants to take moderation responsibility around new topics and a fresh voice
  14. 14. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) – • " Facilitators stimulate learner participation and interaction by using small group discussions, collaborative projects, case studies....” Where we seem to be going
  15. 15. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) – • Share one idea here that describes how you think your trainers could link learner participation and interaction around a group learning activity that can also act as an assessment task..... • Take a minute or two and add to the chat box
  16. 16. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) – • What might be the consequences of this type of activity for the sort of course content you might need to provide your students?
  17. 17. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) – • Consider some activities using discussions that you can attempt to extend the value of online training after the initial learning experience, to build an ongoing community of learners • Take the Microphone!!
  18. 18. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) • Brainstorm some of the management issues you can foresee in using Discussions to promote ongoing training and learning with your target group – Management – Topics – Responsibility – Participation
  19. 19. Virtual Facilitator – Job Des • Lets make a group list that will build into a job description for a Virtual Facilitator. • Whiteboard!!
  20. 20. Virtual Facilitator – Job Des • What extra tasks will you need to do now your training is in some way online? • Take a minute in the text box!!
  21. 21. Next session Tuesday 2nd November 2010
  22. 22. Thank you for playing