Tao of Online Facilitation
I am attending the TCC Worldwide online conference. The first session that I am attending is the Tao of Online Facilitation. It is talking about using an eastern approach to online instruction. Here are some of the concepts from the session that I thought were interesting.
Wu-wei - actionless action. This is not inaction - rather it takes discipline and active attention and waiting. It requires great restraint.
non judgment- suspending judgment to create space to allow the chi (energy) to flow - to step back and wait. By waiting, one can engage in more critical thinking and make better judgments. It contributes to a respectful learning environment.
detachment - releasing oneself from the outcome of the course. Take our ego from the center of the learning.