Monday, October 29, 2007


All the detail about the assessments has now been put on the wiki page for Facilitating Online and Online Communities.

Wiki assessment - barn building
Several people have made a great start to their wiki page. I thought you might need a bit of help with it in preparation for the face-to-face session on wednesday 31 october 1 - 3 pm. If you can only come for part of the session that is fine. Venue to be announced. Auckland people - I am organising something with oriel and Lisa.

Here are some questions which might help you formulate your ideas for your wiki page.

If you go to the wiki page ( you will see under projects what people have already started doing. If you need help with editing a wiki & wiki protocol please look at the tutorials and cheat sheet (in help pages) to help with this. use the following questions to help with what can go on your page.
  • Who are you trying to help inform about being part of an online community? Is it students or other staff?
  • what sort of information do they need?
  • What information is specific to your discipline?
  • How will you convey this information? For example, will it be part of some activities, will it be a list of guidelines or instructions, will it be audio visual?
  • Do you need to create the information or link to material which is already available?
As part of wiki philosophy and communication within the class (online community), you also need to look at other people's pages and give feedback and suggestions. Remember to use the signature tool when doing this and to also use the discussion tab with signature and also to set your wiki page watch tab so it is on.

Facilitation Plans
The facilitation plans are past due so we will now make the date for submission 7 Nov so people have time to create them, discuss them and also see if you would like to use Second life as a venue for your facilitation event. You do need to hand in the facilitation plan before your event so the faciltiators can give you feedback on the design.

Timing of facilitation event
You will need to time your facilitation event for the weeks 12 & 19 Nov so you have time to prepare assessment 4 - reflection on the event on your blog. The following are excerpts from the learning guide on Blackboard.

Facilitation Plan

15 Oct

Planning to facilitate

How do I plan opportunities to participate?

What is an engaging activity?

Theory of online facilitation e.g. five stages (Salmon).

Discussions focussed around guest speakers and resources provided by this learning community. On Elluminate, group email and blogs.

Submit Assessment 3 Facilitation Plan


5 Nov


Facilitate and take part in groups

Make notes as you reflect on this.

Assessment 4 Part 1 Facilitation

12 Nov

19 Nov


No comments: