The proliferation of eLearning offerings can sometimes appear to be “technology in search of a problem”, whilst the massive amount of intellectual content, “How To Guides” etc. available on the net can present major challenges for the learner. A learning guide or eFacilitator can be a key to unlocking the benefits available from these great developments.
The attached paper opens with definitions of some key terms before reviewing selected literature with reference to learning theories that impact the role of the eLearning Facilitator and relating these to my practical experience from the Henley Business School Virtual Tutor Course (VTC), and previous experience teaching and operating in public sector and consulting organisations. It concludes with a short section outlining my personal point of view on the efacilitation role.