clipped from groups.google.com Somehow, for Communities of Practice to be ‘successful’, we need to encourage learners to develop an attitude where they value their own thinking and believe that it deserves to be shared with others Several things I liked of John’s post. First of all, the somehow, I guess he doesn’t say somehow out of lack of knowledge on the how, rather, on the...
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I had been thinking on the preasure a facilitator receives from the participants to act as a teacher. While reading this post, hightighted and annotated by Illya I saw the other side of this situation. How does a facilitator deal with their lack of control?
Questions to Questions
clipped from wikieducator.org Many people either don’t understand the differences, or too easily confuse the different roles of a facilitator, moderator and teacher. Some teachers believe that teaching is an act of facilitation. Some facilitators see their main role as moderating discussion and keeping order. Over these two weeks we will consider the differences in these three roles and...
So what’s an online community? The question has been spinning in my head for two weeks. Actually, that’s not the only question that has kept me musing. But what’s an online community is what I’m supposed to have answered by now. I thought that would be very easy. Had I written this post two weeks ago I would have been able to provide a definition. Yes, that’s what...
Communities and Networks
Tribu virtual runs on Ning. It’s creator calls it a social network. However, he named it tribe. The first forum question posed to the members was: What is a tribe today? (11-05-08) Rituals, identity, sharing were some of the words used by the members to define a tribe. Other words: big group, consciousness of presence, support, territory to inhabit, shared interests. I think rituals and...
Where is the centre?
clipped from groups.google.com We’re coming up against the one significant challenge that faces us online: decentralization is vital for allowing individuals to create their own context of learning…and centralization is vital for making sense of the larger whole (at least for most people). clipped from tribuvirtual.ning.com Una de las situaciones que me parece mas compleja, es...
Tribu Virtual- facts & figures
Members:151 104 women 46 men 1 ? 92 with profile photos (9 landscapes.animals. flowers)* 59 no profile photos 99 live in Argentina 8 live in other countries 44 don’t provide information** *Members without a photo have active participation. **These are members who joined in earlier. I assume they know the organizer face to face, maybe that’s why the don’t provide that...
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Field work I’ll be reading and discussing theory during the next two months. I think it will be easier and more profitable for me if I do all that while observing a community. I’m sorry the community language is Spanish. I’ve been living with this Spanish/English dichotomy since I started to take action online. Some months ago I decided language was not going to condition any...
Communities of Practice
CoP: Best Practices self organizing systems emphasize the learning that people have done together defined by knowledge have an identity internal leadership with intrinsic legitimacy Different degrees of participation with value (it determines life cycle) to its members: outsiders/newcomers (new insights) and core members (expertise) who engage in a collective process learning>shared...
I’ve been drinking from the fire hose and it’s time I let some drops fall here. Week 1 had promised to be an easy one. We had to start a blog, complete our introductions, and subscribe to participant’s blogs. It sounded quiet, well…it wasn’t. My thougths On the active google group: This first week, as far as I understand, has been about getting organized to start...
clipped from darylcook.com Facilitation is an art of creating space for groups to naturally share their innate wisdom. — Steve Davis, FacilitatorU.com I found this definition at Daryl’s blog. Short and meaningfull. My online experience is quite short. On the contrary (contrary?), I’ve been teaching face to face for more than 30 years. There have been those moments in which I got a...
Understanding how technology works is by itself insufficient. Tools by...– TechTicker » Blog Archive » Professional Background and Personal Learning Objectives (FOC08) Technorati Tags: Mike_Bogle FOC08 facilitation online_communities wikieducator elearning media_literacy Otago_Polytechnic
Facilitate is a word I love. It has to do with: making things easier and possible helping forward assisting the process contributing processes rather than result causing something to happen. I tend to do (and push) more than facilitate. Consequently, learning how to step aside and at at the same time be there, will be my personal goal in this course. Technorati Tags: ...