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Facilitating Online | Centre for Educational Technology

Facilitating Online | Centre for Educational Technology | eLearning Biggies | Scoop.it

Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The course manual was written by Tony Carr, Shaheeda Jaffer and Jeanne Smuts and was published online and in print in early 2009.

The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to implement and customise the course and specific guidelines on each learning activity. The latest version of the course manual includes several minor corrections and is dedicated to the memory of our co-author Jeanne Smuts who died on 28th July 2009.

See Facilitating Online: A guide for course leaders for the latest pdf version of the course manual

http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/files/file/FacilitationOnlineWeb.pdf

as well the specimen course site.

https://vula.uct.ac.za/portal/site/1d19c50c-0963-4b1d-bdc7-73ca46a72dd1

The book is also available in print form at no charge. To request copies of the printed book please contact Shirley Rix at

shirley.rix@uct.ac.za.


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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:50 AM

.. see all the course Material in the library of the online course:

https://vula.uct.ac.za/portal/site/1d19c50c-0963-4b1d-bdc7-73ca46a72dd1/page/9f6afd6b-277a-45fa-82d2-f02d126ccc0b

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-- or the PDF-File:
http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/files/file/FacilitationOnlineWeb.pdf

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Contents
List of tables and figures iii
Acknowledgements iv
Introduction 1
Why do we need an online facilitation course? 1
About this guide 1
Section 1. About the course 3
Purpose of the course 3
Course principles 3
Capabilities of online facilitators 4
Course model 4
Course outcomes 6
Specific outcomes 6
Section 2. Advice to participants 7
Requirements of the course 7
Preparing to arrive (Week 0) 8
Section 3. Week-by-week activities 9
Week 1 Arriving 9
Week 2 Conversing 13
Week 3 Facilitating 17
Week 4 Creating 20
Week 5 Applying 23
Section 4. Preparing to run the course 27
Skills needed to run this course 27
Selecting your team 27
Recruiting participants 27
Technology requirements 28
Customising course materials 28
Setting up your online environment 28
Section 5. Implementing the course 31
Week 0 31
During the course 31
Ending the course 34
After the course 34
Section 6. Week-by-week guidance 35
Week 1 Arriving 35
Week 2 Conversing 47
Week 3 Facilitating 57
Week 4 Creating 64
Week 5 Applying 72
Appendices 83
Appendix 1 Opening survey 83
Appendix 2 Online facilitation course model 86
Appendix 3 Capabilities of online facilitators 87
Appendix 4 Course purpose 89
Appendix 5 Course principles 89
Appendix 6 Creating effective summaries 90
Appendix 7 Do’s and don’ts of online facilitation 92
Appendix 8 Why diversity matters 94
Appendix 9 Non-violent communication 96
Appendix 10 Activity design template 99
Appendix 11 Personal development template 100
Appendix 12 Evaluating the course 102
Appendix 13 Recommended readings 104
Appendix 14 Free software 105
Appendix 15 Announcements and updates 106

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