Course Overview

Role of the e-Facilitator

Your e-Facilitator for Beyond Teamwork: Strategies for Collaboration in Your Workplace is Tina Strehlke.Tina's picture

Tina received her Undergraduate Degree in International Relations from UBC. She has traveled extensively and worked overseas in Asia: gaining experience in customer service, communication, and management. Tina currently coordinates learning projects and facilitates online courses at Training Innovations.

As your e-Facilitator Tina will help guide you through the discussions and activities distributed throughout the course. She will be present in the Interactive Community to provide feedback, answer questions, and to facilitate the online discussions as they progress.

Tina will be present in the Interactive Community and accessible by email from July 15 to August 16, 2002. Tina will return emails within a 24-hour period.

Tina can be reached by email at tina@training-innovations.com or by clicking on the "contact us" link at the bottom of your screen.

Role of the e-Facilitator's Aide

Jane Schmidt will be the e-Facilitator's Aide for the course Beyond Teamwork: Strategies for Collaboration in Your Workplace.

Jane joined Training Innovations in 1998 as a facilitator and coach. Jane has a background in Industrial Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Distributed Learning from Royal Roads University. Jane recently launched our US branch office in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, and specializes in the design of blended learning models that capitalize on informal learning in the workplace.

As an e-Facilitator's Aide, Jane will work with Tina to provide support to you as you navigate through this course. Jane will also be present in our online discussions, and will introduce relevant resources based on our discussions and activities.

Jane will be present in the Interactive Community and accessible through email from July 15 to August 16. Jane will return emails within a 24-hour period.

Jane can be contacted via email at: jane@training-innovations.com

Role of the Learner

Throughout the course you will be asked to pause and reflect on past experiences and to participate in online dialogue with other learners. For those of you new to e-Learning, you may experience a reluctance to post thoughts in a discussion forum. This feeling is very common. Some of the reasons for feeling hesitant may include: concerns about typing ability, fears that spelling or grammar will be incorrect, and anxiety that electronic postings are permanent.

Although these concerns may be present, e-Learning will allow you to participate in your online learning community when it is most convenient for you, and it allows you to interact with other learners that you may not have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. The Interactive Community provides a forum for diverse dialogue and thought-provoking questions. While continuing to strive toward clearly communicating your thoughts, the focus on this course is not spelling and or grammar. The important factor is sharing and discussing your ideas and comments.

It is requested that you participate in your Interactive Community and complete the Activities as outlined within the course. The discussions become richer environments with increased participation. Just as in a face-to-face situation, dialogue generates thoughts and enables learning.

If you are finding online communication a challenge and need support or are experiencing technical difficulties, feel free to connect with your e-Facilitator by email or by phone.

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