Learning to Facilitate (Online) Meetings

Peter Reimann, Susan Bull , Ravi Vatrapu

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    Abstract

    We describe an approach to teaching collaboration skills directly by building on
    competences for meeting facilitation. (Online) meetings provide a rich arena to practice collaboration since they can serve multiple purposes: learning, problem solving, decision making, idea generation and advancement, etc.. We argue that facilitating meetings is a competence worth developing in students and describe the main knowledge and skill components that pertain to this competence. We then describe some implemented software tools that can be used in schools and colleges to provide opportunities for practicing and developing group facilitation skills.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTo See the World and a Grain of Sand. Learning Across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale : CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings. Volume 2 - Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events
    EditorsNikol Rummel, Manu Kapur, Mitchell Nathan, Sadhana Puntambekar
    Volume2
    Place of Publicationwww
    PublisherISLS: International Society of the Learning Sciences
    Publication date2013
    Pages129-132
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2013 - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, United States
    Duration: 15 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 10
    http://www.isls.org/cscl2013/

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2013
    Number10
    LocationUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
    CountryUnited States
    CityMadison, WI
    Period15/06/201319/06/2013
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    Cite this

    Reimann, P., Bull , S., & Vatrapu, R. (2013). Learning to Facilitate (Online) Meetings. In N. Rummel, M. Kapur, M. Nathan, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand. Learning Across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings. Volume 2 - Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events (Vol. 2, pp. 129-132). ISLS: International Society of the Learning Sciences. http://www.gerrystahl.net/proceedings/cscl2013/cscl2013proceedings2.pdf