- Would you like to create a real buzz among your learners online?
- Would you like to replicate your great participatory face-to-face workshops online?
- Are you new to online learning facilitation and would like to build the skills for a new role?
- Are you involved in a program that has a capacity building component and you are finding out how best to do this remotely?
- Are you an instructional designer and would you like to upskill and learn how to design collaborative e-learning?
Then join the next e-facilitation workshop!
The e-facilitation workshop is a 5-week asynchronous learning event focused on learning how to facilitate collaborative learning online.
For rates in your own currency, to ask any questions and/or to register, contact the facilitator Anouk Janssens-Bevernage at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anouk has won the GOLD LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Online Facilitator.
Is this workshop for you?
Yes, if you…
- plan to facilitate an eWorkshop or any other collaborative asynchronous training event
- haven’t ventured into e-learning yet and are exploring different online training methodologies
- are looking for more learner-centred and participatory approaches for your current e-learning programme
- would like to learn how to design eWorkshops (you need to complete the e-facilitation workshop first)
What will you be able to do?
You will be able to…
- practice all aspects of the role of an e-facilitator: technical, managerial, pedagogical and social
- demonstrate an understanding of the difference between e-facilitation and classroom facilitation
- practice the essential online communication skills necessary to support, encourage and motivate online learners
- demonstrate an understanding of how presence and feedback impact on online learners’ engagement
- reflect on your own online communication and facilitation style
- solve typical problems in online teams and groups
- reflect on how the eWorkshop model fits into the overall e-learning landscape
How does this work?
The duration of the e-facilitation workshop is 5 weeks. It is fully online. It is expected that you spend about 1 hour per working day on participating in team activities and completing the individual tasks. You can log in when it suits you best but you need to work on the same topics in the same weeks as the other participants.
All activities are asynchronous so there is no need to set aside a particular time to meet with all the others in the group. Yet, you’ll see that the discussion flow often feels like real time, with the added advantage that you can take a little longer to formulate your contributions (which is great when you solve problems in teams).
The maximum number of participants is 25 and you’ll meet people from many different countries and organisations.
How can you register?
For rates in your own currency, to ask any questions and/or to register, contact the facilitator Anouk Janssens-Bevernage at email@example.com. Anouk will add you to the participants list and send you access details a few days before the start of the workshop. You will receive an invoice for the workshop fees a few weeks prior to the start date.
If you’re not quite sure whether this is indeed what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
When I started the e-facilitation workshop, I was dubious about the possibility of offering our face-to-face, participative courses online. Following Anouk’s workshop, I have realised that there are ways of making e-learning engaging and I am now keen to start developing a course to deliver in the e-workshop format. In addition, I can see that a well-designed workshop with a skilled e-facilitator can actually encourage even greater levels of engagement and greater depth of reflection and analysis than is often possible in a face-to-face environment.
Sarah Armstrong – Learning and Training Advisor, Bond for International Development, UK
As an enthusiastic follower of Anouk’s blog on online learning I was looking forward to the opportunity to learn from an expert in online facilitation.
The workshop was a fantastic experience. Anouk’s online facilitation of a very diverse and worldwide group of participants is an inspiration. We learned at least as much about online facilitation from the way Anouk guided us, than from the course content and tasks themselves.
Her online facilitation style clearly creates learner commitment: of the 25 participants, 22 completed the course. This is unheard of in the e-learning industry, where retention remains a big challenge.
Miranda Verswijvelen – Academic Advisor at Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand; E-learning instructional designer at Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
I personally found myself engaged in the e-facilitation workshop throughout the duration because of the way Anouk established a strong learning community at the outset, provided workshop participants with valuable resources as references, facilitated practical and interesting group tasks, and then supported learning with constructive feedback specific to the work we had done. As it should be, the learning was fun, compelling, relevant, and properly contextualized.
This workshop has opened my eyes to opportunities within e-learning that I hadn’t yet considered and will be very useful as my organization develops a comprehensive e-learning strategy.
As the Director of Learning and Impact for InsideNGO, this eWorkshop has been very valuable personally and professionally and will certainly influence our organizational approach to e-learning.
Mark Nilles – Program Director, Learning & Impact, InsideNGO, USA (now Humentum)
Hands down Anouk has had a huge influence on my own style as an e-facilitator – in fact she changed my whole perspective on the value of the e-facilitator to the outcomes of an eLearning experience. She should write the global standards for e-facilitation if there’s such a thing!
Rosamond Brown – Managing Partner, Transformative Communication Partners-Caribbean (TCP); Commonwealth of Learning (COL) partner in the Healthy Communities Project, Jamaica
… more participant feedback
Superb facilitation skills. The biggest revelation in this course is how these skills [impact] on the way we behave as learners. This felt like a face-to-face workshop.
A breath of fresh air. This is so different to what I have experienced before.
Finally, I now see how e-learning can replace our [face-to-face] courses.
This is even better. Thank you for showing us how to get there.
[…] amazing how you can make this so easy and accessible to people who have very little experience with the internet, let alone with online learning […]. Very empowering!
Anouk’s modelling of e-facilitation alongside the theory and our own practice was fantastic.
We were very well supported throughout the course and the feedback given was always in depth and relevant and will also be very useful for future work.
Anouk as our facilitator was amazing. I learnt a lot about being an effective e-facilitator just from “watching” how she conducted herself, when she would pop up with a response and how she would respond. Very good role modelling!
The group activities were important, especially the way we were teamed together. It was very interesting learning about how Anouk does this!
Thanks so much for a great experience. You have really opened my eyes up to a whole new world …