Planning for online communities
Week one: Introductions - set up blog, RSS
- Post an overview about your interest in online communities, your understanding about them and a description of what you hope to get out of this course. You may include some examples of communities you are involved in or have participated in previously.
- Attend a web conference to meet and greet the participants and facilitator.
Week two: What is an online community?
- Attend a web conference to discuss terminology and definitions relating to online communities.
Week three: Discussions open and closed.
- base the discussions on two scenarios depicting facilitation versus teaching.
Week 4: Social presence
- How to build a community.
- What skills are required.
- Wayne mcIntosh - WikiEducator community
- Beth NGO
- Colette Blockley - HIVAIDS block course - guest speaker facilitation in f2f course ???
Kill the wiki assessment. Use the DFLP model - blogging to weekly schedule and summary under learning objectives, facilitation plan - involves class participants discussing a topic - can invite outside speakers and experts to help), reflection on facilitation event on blog.