Week 3 Discussion Forum

This week in this forum we will be discussing evaluating synchronous sessions as well as checking in on the Practicing Facilitators' sessions and hearing/giving feedback about how they went.

Activity 1: Contribute a short discussion post answering the following question prompt: Why is it important to evaluate synchronous online sessions and what type of evaluation might you use in your own synchronous online teaching most often?

Activity 2: Contribute to discussions around the Practicing Facilitators' sessions this week. Practicing Facilitators should follow the instructions in the Course Overview for what to post about your session in this forum. All participants in the class are asked to comment on the posts from Practicing Facilitators with effective feedback if you attended their session or if you'd like to make comments or ask questions from your own experience. Do take the time to view some of the recordings for examples and to be able to comment and give effective feedback.

Other optional activities to do during the week:

  • Review some more of the "Sample Synchros" that you didn't choose in Week 2, for further analysis discussions.
  • Post other general questions here that may be coming up for you this week as we near to our course close. 

Activity 3: Lastly, we invite you to post a farewell message to the class, indicating one or two steps that you'd like to take in the near future around expanding your synchronous online teaching practice.


DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Link to the video of my session this afternoon 8 Farah Shroff
Three Weeks Older and SOOO Much Wiser 4 Lydia Watson
Baby steps and progress 2 Khairunnisa Ali
Importance of Evaluating 0 Stephanie Fortin
Looking for feedback on Rob's Practicing Facilitator session 18 Stephanie Fortin
What I noticed from the sample syncros 3 Stephanie Fortin
Confessions of a Practicing Facilitator 10 Karen Playfair
Current Poll Results for 'How often do you reflect on your facilitation'? 5 Karen Playfair
importance of evaluating synchronous online session 1 Karen Playfair
My farewell 1 Beth Cougler Blom
Thank you 1 Beth Cougler Blom
Evaluation 2 Nancy Carson
Guiding Principles for these times 2 Leonard Tang
My session debrief 5 Leonard Tang
Thanks, everyone 1 Beth Cougler Blom
THanks and Be Well All! 1 Beth Cougler Blom
Reflecting on My session this morning 10 Sikata Banerjee
My farewell message 2 Karen Playfair
Evaluating Synchronous Sessions 8 Nancy Carson
Feedback on Lydia's Synchronous Session 6 Lydia Watson
Farewell Message 1 Beth Cougler Blom
Why is it important to evaluate synchronous online sessions and what type of evaluation might you use in your own synchronous online teaching most often? 1 Khairunnisa Ali
Technical Question 4 Brett Bouchard
The Importance of Evaluation 3 Karen Playfair
Link to my session Wed May 27 at 3pm 2 Farah Shroff
Why is it important to evaluate synchronous online sessions and what type of evaluation might you use in your own synchronous online teaching most often? 3 Geoff Playfair
Additional Thoughts on Sample Presentations 0 Geoff Playfair