Three things that went well.
- Design: I wanted the session to be a facilitating learning session rather than a content session, as discussed in the forums. I feel the learning was facilitated thanks to a combination of the participants' familiarity with the process and organization of the facilitation.
- Community building was another goal I wanted to create and decided to use celebrity discussion liberating structure strategy. The participants (experts) seem to catch on to this style, and we did share some important learning about feedback. Learning did occur in the session (another goal). http://www.liberatingstructures.com/22-celebrity-interview/.
- The technology used was simple. I did not want to introduce tools outside of Ultra for such a short program to keep the learning focused on the topic of feedback.
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Two things which I'd like to improve
- I feel more information is needed both asynchronously during the week to prepare participants for the facilitation and at the beginning about the session, learning goals etc. The participants are familiar already with the process, but I'm less confident the session would be successful for those unfamiliar with the topic.
- Take more time to discuss the exciting topics in the chat offline in a forum and continue the discussion
Question to the Group
By participating in my facilitation and reviewing others, it is clear there are many strategies facilitators need to consider when planning an online synchronous session. Would creating a one or two-page document summarizing the strategy for online synchronous facilitation would be valuable? As part of my learning, I think it would be helpful for us to understand the design of each session from the instructional view. Content, Community building etc. ? Would you agree?