Aloha my name is Greg Walker and I will be your lead facilitator for iFacilitate 2012. I’m the Distance Education Coordinator and Educational Technologist at Leeward Community College.
Personally I do not like lectures or any kind of test where you sit me in room with a bunch of others and tell me to keep quite while you test me on something YOU think I should learn.
I discovered online learning in 1998 and earned my masters and Phd online (no way was I going to sit in another classroom like the one described above). I have had a passion for online learning ever since I was set free. With the advent of broadband, mobility and social learning I’m excited about the future of online learning.
That brings us to facilitate workshop . At he beginning of the workshop many participants confused and disorientated. To clarify this confusion you need to make sense and find you way through what can be a complex environment to work in. the process of clarifying confusion and disorientation -sensemaking and wayfinding – is the learning. You are learning by trying to come to an understanding with pieces that don’t connect by finding a way to connect them. This is what this workshop is all about. This is how i learn naturally. This is how I have FUN learning.
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