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Re: Using your reflective voice
by Sheilah Smith - Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:39 PM
 

Sharon,

I agree with the general theme of responses that the situation determines which voice would be used. Using the Mediator Voice would only be helpful if there is an ongoing tension or participants being stuck in their responses so the discussions come to a halt.

The voice that intregued me was the Role Play voice. I don't believe I have ever had an online instructor use that one and while role playing can be a breakthrough in understanding in face-to-face classrooms, I wonder how useful it would be for online faciltation. The effectiveness of this voice would be contingent on the skillfulness of the instructor. 

Sheilah