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Facilitating Online Learning

Tip: Being a facilitator is different for online environments then face-to-face workshops. As a facilitator for online learning: Model the behavior you wish all in your group to use. Practice and encourage active listening and reading. Assume that all the users in your group have good intentions. Be as clear as
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Being a facilitator is different for online environments then face-to-face workshops. As a facilitator for online learning:

  • Model the behavior you wish all in your group to use.
  • Practice and encourage active listening and reading.
  • Assume that all the users in your group have good intentions.
  • Be as clear as possible in your communication.
  • Don't assume understanding; ask for clarification if there seems to be questions or confusion.
  • Encourage an environment that values and builds on trust by doing what you say you will do. Encourage others to do the same.
  • Use humor carefully as it may not always come across online as you would like. You can always use emoticons to clarify your message! ;-)
  • Think before you hit the send button and a post goes up. Review what you wrote before you send your message.
  • Approach every contribution with curiosity and encourage all users in your group to contribute.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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