How a few easy tweaks can improve your online icebreakers

A new group is ready to start the e-facilitation workshop on Monday: 25 people from 17 different countries will learn together over the next 5 weeks. I’ve been running these workshops for 10 years now – a couple of times every year – and I’m always looking forward to guiding a new group. The first week is particularly exciting because that’s when we are able to generate a real buzz. It’s a crucial week as we bring about a feeling of safety and trust. Among total strangers? Yes, indeed. A good icebreaker is an essential part of making this happen.

An icebreaker helps establish the necessary bonding for teams to work together. It’s also a great way for people to try out the communication tools in the eWorkshop page if they are new to e-learning or haven’t used this particular LMS before (in our case Moodle).

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