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I would appreciate your feedback on the live session. Please add your comments by hitting edit. Here is a recording of the live online session on storytelling and video of the wiziq session via TipCam and blipTV. --nelliemuller 10:13, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Leigh on FOC08

Hi Nellie, I viewed the recording in terms of it being an event in the Facilitating Online Communities Course. Thanks for making the recording, it must have been an epic upload! As always, the intros are tough. This one went for 20 minutes! I think we need to find another way to do intros... the only other way I have done intros is asking people to drop their web page urls in the chat box, and used those URLs to bring onto the white board briefly. It doesn't always save time, but it can be a little more interesting and structured. I found the recording of your session interesting, even with the syncing problems. At first I thought you were going to teach us, and I rolled my eyes... but then you brought in Richard and others, and I could recognise facilitation. Although your presence remained central to the event, and that you were key to it all, you did hand over the mic for long periods of time, allowing the focus to shift for a period of time. I think this is a style of facilitation, and can see now why in the FOC course you had difficulty recognising the difference between teaching and facilitation. It is clear that in your style of facilitation that, like a teacher, you remain central and conduct the activities closely, and that you are focused on the idea of teaching and learning something, in this case - story telling. In Vida's session for the FOC conference, she had recorded an interview with a man who facilitates town meetings. His objective is hardly ever about teaching or learning something, but to simply gather ideas and feedback from the community. Unfortunately no one in the course chose to interview other types of facilitators, but hopefully - at the very least, the course has opened up a little conceptual space for thinking critically about facilitation. Thanks for hosting an event in FOC, for the recording, and for being such a present participant in FOC08 :) --Leighblackall 06:39, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback, Leigh. I see what you mean about facilitation, teaching, and learning. My goal is clearly to facilitate the process of learning. --nelliemuller 15:21, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Storytelling & Cultures

I enjoyed the session on Venezuela, today (July 11, 2009). Thank you, Doris! --Nellie Deutsch 21:54, 11 July 2009 (UTC)