The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week. Catch the news at… Facilitating online communities – WikiEducator
If you are interested in online facilitation, particularly in a teaching/learning context, don’t miss this one!
Facilitating online communities
- Facilitation is a rare and valuable skill to have. It is a service that is often used in conferences, debates, panels and tutorials, or simply where groups of people are meeting and need someone to help negotiate meaning and understanding, and to keep everyone engaged and on task.
- * Good facilitation depends on good communication skills.
- * Good online facilitation depends on good online communication skills.
- * Facilitating online communities… what does that involve?
This course has been developed by staff in the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic and is designed to help both formal and informal learners access and interpret models, research and professional dialog in the facilitation of online communities. After completing this course people should be confident in facilitating online and/or be able to critique and offer advice to other people in the facilitation of online communities.
The next facilitated course starts 28 July 2008.
Participation in this course is open. You will need to have regular access to the Internet and be comfortable with independently completing tasks. To join simply introduce yourself to the discussion page and include an email address that can be use to add you to an email forum for the course.