Why a Digital Facilitation Toolkit?

The sudden transition to online learning has dramatically impacted the way we support knowledge sharing in adult learning. The world of learning at large had to rapidly reinvent itself, moving from a largely offline-mode, in which technology augmented learning, to an online-mode where technology is becoming as important as pedagogy. To cope with the constantly evolving training practices in online settings and to provide some clarity on the different dimensions of online facilitation, ITCILO, ETUI and IIEP-UNESCO designed and developed a public toolkit to support stakeholders on the design of online synchronous sessions.

The toolkit is for you if:

  • You are willing to know more about different online event formats.
  • You are looking for innovative methodologies that work in an online setting.
  • You are approaching online facilitation for the first time.
  • You are looking for innovative online modalities.

The Digital Facilitation Toolkit is brought to you by:

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. It runs training, learning and capacity development services for governments, employers’ organizations, workers’ organizations and other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development. The Digital Facilitation Toolkit is an initiative led by the Centre’s Learning Innovation programme, made up of a team of specialists who combine expertise in learning and knowledge sharing methodologies with professional backgrounds in international development.
More information: https://www.itcilo.org/

The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself aliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. More information: https://www.etui.org/

Founded in 1963, IIEP is a specialized UNESCO institute that supports governments in planning and managing their education systems so that they can achieve both national objectives as well as internationally set global goals. IIEP develops sustainable educational capacity through training professionals in educational planning and management, evidence-based research and knowledge mobilization, and technical assistance to ministries of education and other institutions. IIEP-UNESCO has nearly 60 years of experience training professionals to develop their skills in educational planning and management. The training experts and teaching staff of IIEP-UNESCO have contributed to the design and content development of the Digital Facilitation Toolkit.
More information: http://www.iiep.unesco.org/en

Library of online facilitation methods

In this library, you will find a rich list of online facilitation methods to support you throughout different stages of your capacity-building session. Each method is described through detailed instructions and can be downloaded in PDF format

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