How do you help competent professionals in a field to become also competent in an education role?
I spent a week in Auckland in late March considering this question. Moodle shut down on me. Where better to work then Columbus Coffee
- You need an awareness of adult education principles (not just theory thought)
I love Kathy Sierra’s concepts and delivery. One random link.
- Y0u do not lecture.
Huge debate on LinkedIn HETL Higher Education forum at the moment. How can researchers in their field (eg forestry, aquatics or pi-meson theory) be so keen on evidence and process and so slow when it comes to Education Research on the basics?
- You use video
- You respect the knowledge already there.
- You remember: YOU ARE NOT INDISPENSABLE. All the romantic words: facilitate, guide, mentor, model. Do it.
- Have hard edges where it counts. There can be no doubt about taking blood pressure, catheterisation, pill dosages, completeness and clarity in records. (Just to name a few aspects)
- Have fun.
- . . . use online wisely.
OK, the challenges of TIME, pressures of Goals not aligned with activities . . .
More will surface on this I am sure.