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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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  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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