On-line facilitation tools; a delicatessen of options : it's decision time.
Jane Scripps's - Setting up an on-line debate that can be attended and asychronistically contributed to.
This mini-conference/debate will provide 2 teams with a pre-determined set of on-line tools that they are asked to champion, the rest of the contributors are asked to vote on which team sells their set best. This idea presented itself as I continually find myself in a a virtual deli and ask which ones of the many do I put together to get the most out of? I don't have the answer but would like people with experience and knowledge to contribute so that people like me can learn. The facilitator will be the chairperson I think [advice please]. I will ask people on the course, I need 3 per team, to volunteer and gather together using skype or eluminate say to prepare; I will need to facilitate this, to ensure we are ready. I hope that this mini-conference/debate will provide some confidence and clues for course participants as they complete the course and really need gems to continue with. I think each team needs one person who is a guest specialist, I will ask Vasi if she is prepared to be one and wonder who else would be willing to be approached.
Over to you Sarah for your thoughts on the above.
This sounds like a great idea, Jane, but I am concerned you are making things complicated for yourself - is there any way you can simplfy things a tad?