Salmon identifies 5 distinct course stages in her model. What do you think would be the responsibilities of an online facilitator at each of these stages? What type of activities would the facilitator be expected to perform if the course was being run using a learning management system like this one (Moodle)?
Create a 5 slide presentation (PowerPoint) that identifies the types of activities a facilitator would carry out at each stage. Use the assignment submission tool below to upload your presentation.
At each stage of Salmon's model a mix of different skill sets are required which we will now investigate further. In this course we will use Burge's (1995) categorization of four online facilitation skills:Pedagogical - promoting online learning, Social - nurturing a conducive online environment for learning, Managerial - managing and administering the course andTechnical - providing first line technical support to learners.