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Who Is This Course Designed For?

Facilitated Networking by love2dreamfish [1]
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.

This online course is designed to help people to access and interpret models, research, and develop professional expertise in online facilitation. The course is aimed at:

  • teachers who want to know how to facilitate online learning,
  • non-profit organisations who want to know how to facilitate online networks and and communities, events and campaigns,
  • businesses who want to know how to make the best use of online communication tools for meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Aim of the Course

To enhance understanding of how to facilitate in the online environments, using a range of synchronous and asynchronous online communication tools.

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At the end of this course the students will be able to:

1. describe the features of online communities and networks;
2. describe the elements of skillful online facilitation;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how online communication tools can be used to facilitate online;
4. plan, facilitate and evaluate an online event.

Course Outline

Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Learning and Teaching

This course is part of the Otago Polytechnic Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Learning and Teaching - the course is worth 10 credits. To achieve the GCTLT, students must gain a total of 60 credits. For more information about the GCTLT, please contact Bronwyn Hegarty Email