Collaboration in a Team of Facilitators in a Mixed Course: A Case Study
Ma. Concepción Rodríguez Nieto, Víctor Manuel Padilla Montemayor, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Universities frequently become web-integrated through mixed courses that are supported by teams of facilitators. The current study aims to analyze the interaction between facilitator teams. A team of facilitators, consisting of a professor and two students that had previously taken the course, participated. Emails sent during the mixed course were checked with a content analysis. The messages were grouped in the following categories: cognitive-instructional, affectivity and others. Most messages were in the category of affectivity, followed by cognitive-instructional, and then by others. The team of facilitators interacted collaboratively, discussing and negotiating different opinions and meaning to build fundaments and common agreements on the way of guiding students in the course. Due to the few studies on this subject and the increase of mixed courses with facilitator teams, we suggest to study this further and to share the results.
Rodríguez Nieto, M.C. & Padilla Montemayor, V.M. (2010). Collaboration in a Team of Facilitators in a Mixed Course: A Case Study. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2553-2559). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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