Explain the derivation – some from participants in Facilitation training at GFC, some from wikipediaInvite audience to google e-facilitator and see what they find
Explore a few of these attributes of good e-facilitationExplain my gallery of good e-facilitators – these are the ones who’ve influenced my style Nancy – experience in adult education – ability to inspire Steve – empathy with multiple global cultures – ability to enthuse Jonathon – confidence in being online – ability to instruct Sarah – supportive and approachable – ability to mentorAsk one person in audience to highlight one of the attributes to talk about – who influenced you?
Webtour to the wikipages to explore – 3. Love your tools and 7. intercultural antennaeOnline communications (perhaps most concrete)Tolerance for ambiguity (good at start since we will be working in an emergent fashion)(concrete, should be in week 1)(concrete, lots of material to refer to)(juiciest, most complex)(negotiation across experience)(skills about living in a more diverse world)Ability to switch contexts
Describe how this session topic came about:Facilitating a group of international facilitators who work for the GAC AcademyThey are currently collaboratively building a new set of job descriptions for the facilitation work they do.I then went hunting for some current online available e-facilitator job descriptions and came up with this one from Neal Barber in Otago, NZ:http://critical-metalearning.blogspot.com/2010/08/efacilitator-job-description.htmlShared Neal’s JD as a Googledoc and began the team task.
Some need to clarify what the purpose of efacilitation is all about:Two schools of thought:Facilitate elearningModerate virtual classroomsOne may include the other or maybe totally stand alone activities.Find out what type of efactilitators are in the audience.
Instruct on use of whiteboard to keep text small and succinctNumbers allocated to participants in order of raised hands
What does the eFacilitator do?How do they do these things?
Use app share to explore the middle section:How can I help online learners manage their workload?Preparation - providing a study guide and templatesStructure through deadlinesFacilitator interaction and feedbackCourse design and workload
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eFacilitate<br />Session 2: What would you include in an e-Facilitator Job Description?<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 to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion...
… 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