Howdy, my name is Pedro Markun, i'm the director of Jornal de Debates ( www.jornaldedebates.com.br ), which is a Brazilian online collaborative newspaper and online community with more than 10k members (well... barelly 2k active ones). Curiously, I'm currently in a small brazilian city called 'Cataguases' giving a four day workshop on how to facilitate online communities to 60 local cultural activists ;) Hope we can share some experiences regarding that.
my email pedromarkunATjornaldedebates.com.br
thx, Pedro Markun
Absolutely! With all these people joining the course, it is tempting to rewrite the schedule when we meet in the web conference for the first week. Pedro, I expect you will have valuable things to contribute to the debate on teaching vs facilitation in weeks 4 - 5. It sounds to me that you come to online facilitation less from a teaching background and more from a community group background. This is great! It is sometimes difficult to shift teachers into a space purely about facilitation, so the more people we can have who will balance the number of teachers will be helpful for us all.