- Digital facilitation is not as easy as everyone thinks.
As I watch the world gravitate to online education, I repeatedly hear comments about it being easier, not that different, and not as effective. The truth is, it is different and comes with its own set of challenges. Though it does work.
- Digital facilitation comes with so many options, it may be difficult to choose the right tool for each circumstance.
With all the available tools and those that continue to come, I think it is possible for facilitators to be overwhelmed with choices. If facilitators choose multiple tools, students may also feel overwhelmed.
- Digital learning is not a second choice or a left-over to accomplish education and the facilitation should not treat it as such.
I think that people look at digital facilitation and learning as a act of desperation to complete education and firmly believing that face-to-face is the best option. I do not agree. I think digital learning is another option, not better, not worse.
- How do we change the stigma around digital facilitation?
- How do teaching styles differ from face-to-face to digital facilitation? Do they have to differ? If yes, how much and in what way?
Digital facilitation is like a compass; it helps learners get to where they want to go.