Expect people to know straight away what they have to do;
Expect people to begin the collaborative process immediately;
Scaffold people into the online community or course;
Get grumpy when people do not know what to do.
Sustainability is a hot topic at the moment
Computers have their own sustainability issues;
Online communication is the answer to reducing energy spent in air travel;
Online communication will save us having to have any more face-to-face meetings.
Expert at using technology;
Network weaver and community builder;
Someone who tries to disrupt an online community.
A little person who lives under a bridge.
Someone who eats a lot of goat meat.
A computer geek.
Is a complete waste of time;
Only for young people;
Is great for networking;
Has privacy issues.
Keep nagging them until they do engage with you.
Move on to someone who is interested in your work.
Be a role model and show them what can be achieved.
Good online manners.
Html coding language.
An online party invitation.
A text message system of online communication, similar to Twitter.
To expect everyone to know what they are doing;
To use the latest technical tool that has just been released;
To plan for every eventuality and every level of technical skill;
Manage everything yourself.
Many people will 'lurk' and not actively join discussions.
Everyone will join in with great enthusiasm.
Motivation and time is never a barrier to participation.
WiziQ is an excellent tool for asynchronous discussions.
Online facilitators need to be patient.
Online facilitators should develop their own personal online communities and networks.
Online facilitation is a skill that takes no effort to learn.
Online facilitation takes practice and planning.