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How do you facilitate an online meeting or course? Our new tutorial can help

By AuthorAID Team | Nov. 24, 2020  | None  | News online course

As travel and face-to-face meetings continue to be restricted, we introduce a free, self-paced online tutorial designed to help with facilitation of online courses and events.

  • Are you having to move meetings online?
  • Does your project team have to collaborate online instead of running face-to-face workshops?
  • Are you an experienced facilitator in face-to-face settings but don’t know how to transfer your facilitation skills to an online space?
  • Are you suddenly having to facilitate online courses instead of face-to-face classes?

If you answer yes to any of the above, then a new self-paced tutorial can help you!

The tutorial draws on the experiences of INASP and others in running and facilitating a range of online activities. These include our large-scale AuthorAID online research writing coursewebinars and previously face-to-face workshops that we have pivoted to online

This tutorial is free to users around the world but has a particular focus on the needs of those who are new to online facilitation and who are facilitating online activities with participants in low- and middle-income countries.

With a total learning time of 12 hours, the tutorial consists of four units:

  1. Introduction to online facilitation, including benefits and challenges
  2. Moving events online
  3. Facilitating online events, with some suggestions for activities
  4. Facilitating online courses.

The tutorial is available here. We would love to hear about your thoughts and experiences with this tutorial and your own experiences with what works well or less well with online facilitation. Do comment below or tweet us at @INASPinfo.

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