Watch this video and discuss your thoughts and opinions - do you agree with what steve is staying... How would you describe the difference between group management and facilitation?
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- Interesting. I am not sure if it is just a matter of semantics and word use for me. In reflecting on the third example, I see the response as what I would do as an online educator, stepping in, meeting individuals where they are, addressing individually concerns personally. Just thinking out loud, but as a facilitator, my responsibilities are many and varied. What is seen by the community is obvious, but I believe that there are many communications and personal interactions that happen and must happen (which could be called management based on this video) to invite and encourage each individual as a learner.Feb 19, 2014
- It seemed like he was focused on situations that required management rather than comparing management to facilitation. I think facilitation is guidance and more democratic, whereas management is more direction from the top.Feb 20, 2014
- Interesting comments Jennifer. I tend to agree with your facilitation comments however I think we need to think more deeply about management - what would management look like?Feb 20, 2014
- Maybe management is sort of like the back end--deciding how things will be done, like how groups will be set up, etc. Maybe management sets the parameters.Feb 21, 2014
- Interesting conversation so far. To add on to Jennifer's comments and answer your question, Penny, I also wonder if management is the piece we do as online teachers when someone has violated established group/community norms?Feb 22, 2014
- Yes, they are also there to encourage, I think that Sheryl is very good at encouraging us in the right direction so that the chance of violating community norms is less likely to happen.Feb 23, 2014
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