I'm really looking forward to learning all the elements of online facilitation that Sarah has thoughtfully put together. There are people from different parts of the world, in various occupations who have signed up with Sarah.
"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.As part of the course, we are expected to keep a reflective blog, so stay tuned for evidence of my learning and development in the field of online facilitation. Participation in the course is free, but if anyone wants personalised attention and a certificate for completion, fees apply. The program starts on July 19th 2010 and runs until November 26th. If you are interested in learning and exploring online facilitation, contact Sarah Stewart who will be delighted to help you get started.
This online course is designed to help people to access and interpret models, research, and develop professional expertise in online facilitation"
Item 4 of what we have to do at the beginning of the course is: Make a plan for what you want to learn and explore, and write it up (or present in another way eg mindmap, video recording) on your blog. Answer these questions.
- What do you want to learn to facilitate?
- What are you doing now in terms of online facilitation?
- What would you like to achieve, change or do more of?
- What do you need to do or make happen to achieve your goal?