Learning & Networking News (August 2010)

August 18, 2010 | Manuel Flury | Methods & Tools |


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By the end of 2009 and after 40 years, SDC closed down its bilateral cooperation programme in Ecuador. The phasing-out started in 2006. The closure was planned “to be responsible, creative, and required the multiplication of successful effects and the highest levels of impact and sustainability. The capitalisation of the Ecuadorian experience has been considered as a primary objective within the Knowledge Mangement plan and the communication strategy.” You find the SDC Ecuador phasing out portal (in spanish). The virtual library includes an english  Summary report “Local actors: The true Protagonists of their own Development”.


A key part of the Helvetas approach to supporting increased knowledge sharing and learning is its recognition of the potential of Communities of Practice (CoPs). Even the most successful CoPs can benefit from active facilitation, especially if most CoP interaction is online. See the Quick Reference Guide for Community of Practice Facilitators.


organises …
Online training on E-Facilitation Basic e-facilitation skills for successfully handling web-based teamwork, collaboration and communication
Next training dates: January 31st – February 25th, 2011, deadline for application: December 10th, 2010
E-Facilitation II (new) – successfully leading e-discussions
This new 3-week online training answers the very practical questions that you will have as an e-facilitator sitting in front of your computer, facilitating an ongoing discussion in a discussion forum or in an e-conference room.
Next training dates: May 9th – 27th, 2011 (3 weeks), deadline for application: March 25th, 2011


Many of us know the YouTube tutorials on web 2.0 instruments. Today we have chosen for you:
Social networking: Social networking tools facilitates collaboration, sharing and learning. It makes connections visible (“friends of friends”) and, thus, facilitates exchanging with people one would not have met otherwise.

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