May-July 2014 I undertook a course facilitated by Tony Carr, Gerrit Wissing and Esther Gacicio. Their OER Facilitating Online: A guide for course leaders is available here on OpenUCT.
I met a lot of interesting people on this online course. We completed a range of online activities where we had to apply the do’s and don’ts of online facilitation and other theoretical insights such as the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) model and write weekly reflections. In week 5 we were encouraged to move out of the ‘safe space’ of the LMS and to engage in public networks such as LinkedIn. We also created our own professional development plan (PDP) and Tony gave me some great comments – have a look at my PDP, Tony’s comments and add your own here.
In 2015 I will be co-facilitating on this course as part of e/merge Africa.