Team Edukata has now organized two Facilitator workshops, one in Denmark and one in Finland. All in all, the concept seems to work and is useful to the participants.
Each Facilitator workshop is a full day of work, around 6 hours, with breaks in between. There’s just a few short talks, to give participants an understanding of the big picture and the background, but most of the day is spent in a simulated Edukata process, where participants work in small teams, identifying challenges and opportunities from scenarios that are given to them. We mix groups to get peer feedback, then evaluate some existing Learning Activities and finally create our own.
As you can see from the picture, the work happens mainly using walls, sticky notes and pens. Computers may be handy at the end, when we write new Learning Activities, but most people tend to prefer paper even then.
Based on our experiences and feedback from these facilitator workshops, as well as results gathered from the piloting activities in the iTEC project, we’re now working on rewriting the Edukata guide book. We should have something ready by the end of June, in time for EdMedia 2014, where I’m presenting Edukata in a symposium on Thursday afternoon.