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?

Upcoming workshops

E-facilitation workshop 29 October - 30 November 2018
Moodle eWorkshop design course November 2018 (Dates TBA)

For rates in your own currency, to ask any questions and/or to register, contact the facilitator Anouk Janssens-Bevernage at anouk@dynamind-elearning.com

Anouk has won the GOLD LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Online Facilitator.

 

E-facilitation workshop

The e-facilitation workshop is a 5-week asynchronous learning event focused on learning how to facilitate collaborative learning online.

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)

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 anouk@dynamind-elearning.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.

 

Moodle eWorkshop design course

Once you have successfully completed the e-facilitation workshop, you might be interested in taking your skills much deeper and learn how to design and develop an eWorkshop yourself in Moodle.

Is this workshop for you?

Yes, if you plan to develop eWorkshops or courses for your own organisation. The course caters for Moodle beginners as well as for people who have experience with Moodle. The focus is on good practice learning design.

What will you be able to do?

You will be able to…

  • differentiate between instructivist and constructivist approaches to learning design
  • design and develop a learner-centred and problem-based course or eWorkshop in Moodle
  • design and develop effective collaborative, cooperative and individual tasks that focus on application of skills
  • design meaningful assessments
  • design good learner support
  • demonstrate how learning design should support e-facilitation
  • use a range of appropriate Moodle tools to design effective and engaging online activities for learners
  • use instructional design tools that support the development of Moodle eWorkshops
  • evaluate eWorkshops
  • reflect on your own instructional design processes and products

How is the Moodle eWorkshop design course run?

This is a 10-week asynchronous learning event. It takes about 10 hours per week to complete the activities.

The duration of the Moodle eWorkshop design course is 10 weeks. It is expected that you spend about 10 hours per week online to contribute to the team/whole group activities and complete the individual eWorkshop design tasks. The work should be done within the weeks allocated to the activities but can be done at a time preferred by the participants. The team and whole group activities are asynchronous.

There is an extensive mentoring component in this workshop. You will have your own Moodle page (on the DynaMind Moodle site) where you will develop your own eWorkshop with one-on-one support from the facilitator (using Skype).

At the end of the Moodle eWorkshop design course you will be assisted with copying your eWorkshop or e-course to a Moodle instance of your choice (or to the eWorkshop Centre – which is our online training venue). You can also leave your eWorkshop on the DynaMind site until you are ready for the transfer.

You can also register together with a colleague or fellow practitioner. In that case you develop one eWorkshop together and pay half the fees each.

HAPPY PARTICIPANTS…

SOME MORE FEEDBACK FROM THE WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS

“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 …”

“I was a bit apprehensive about this course […] I am not a fan of online learning. But, wow – this is so different.”

“What a great way to learn while doing. These scenarios are fantastic! […] I had no idea teamwork online could be so interesting and fun. […]”

“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.”

“[…] 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!”

“I will remember this online course as my first ‘real’ and quality online learning experience :-)”