9 Summary of Session 8
The main learning points from this session are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.