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9 Summary of Session 8

The main learning points from this session are:

  1. Digital technologies may facilitate learning and development through increased opportunities for sharing, collaboration, information gathering and support, but this does not automatically happen; the tone and environment need to be appropriate.
  2. Communication examples between coaches and coach developers which use a social media platform suggest postings can contribute to reflection, resource sharing, problem solving and sustaining engagement particularly in between face-to-face gatherings.
  3. Coach developers may become ‘content curators’ pulling together and making sense of information gathered from the internet. This involves a form stewardship by coach developers as they filter and refine content that is evidence based, reliable and proven.
  4. Technology may be able to support the development of coaches remotely via online mentoring and the opportunities offered by video sharing and peer-to-peer contributions.
  5. A combination of these digital opportunities may well be able to increase personalised learning for coaches and help make learning and development more suited to individual needs.