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Effective Facilitators

Liana Anderson
CUR/532
May 18, 2015
Professor Melinda Medina

Two important skills for an effective


distance learning facilitator

There are two important skills for an


effective distance learning facilitator such
as:

Establishing Effective Communication


Building Creativity in the Classroom

Why these two skills were


selected
Establishing Effective Communication
-Challenges may arise for a distance
learning facilitator as emphasis is placed on
communication whereas it can be
performed with much ease and flexibility in
a non-traditional classroom environment.
Building Creativity in the Classroom- Adult
learners thrive in distance learning when
their environment is designed to be creative
and motivating to attain their objective(s).

The development phases the


facilitator needs to achieve
effective communication skill

Build trustworthy relationships with online


students through honesty and clarity.
Ensure that mutual respect is established
among facilitator and student.
Provide constructive feedback to students in
a professional and academic manner.
Demonstrate the importance of
communication in a distance learning
environment among students and facilitator.

Effective Communication

Trust

Constructive
Feedback

The forms of training the


facilitator has received in support
of the effective communication
skill strategies that
Researching instructional
promote open communication
Implementing class activities that help to
build trust and respect
Evaluating constructive feedback given to
learners to ensure appropriateness
Practice methods of communication within a
distance learning environment to enhance
instructional agenda

The development phases the


facilitator needs to achieve
building creativity in the
classroom
Implementing
group workskill
activities
appropriate for distance learning students
Expressing the importance of individual
creativity through one-on-one assignments
Developing instructional strategies that will
promote creativeness and uniqueness
Promoting critical thinking skills through the
use of creative instructional tactics

Creativity in the Classroom

Group Work
Activities

Critical Thinking

The forms of training the


facilitator has received in support
of the building creativity in the
classroom
Researching
instructional skill
strategies that
promote creativeness from the facilitator as
well as the students
Collecting feedback from students on how
to improve upon the level of creativity in
the classroom
Practice methods of creativity to ensure that
learners are engaged and motivated in a
distance learning setting

References
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Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2011). The
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professional development. San Francisco,
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