Following the course outline, I’ve structured my post in three subsections with regard to the topic of digital facilitation.
- It can be incredibly creative because of its technological affordances, but not always very interactive, unless a facilitator intentionally incorporates this element in their design.
- I believe it’s important to encourage interactivity that is robust and defies the challenges of asynchronous engagement. An example this would be a forum that is moderated by the facilitator and allows learners to participate outside the boundaries of time and space.
- My third, and last thought, relates to the image I chose. I’ve observed that virtual environments can be a daunting from the standpoint of a lack of the ability to remove oneself from the increased expectation to engage online. Lately, I’ve been intentionally shutting my laptop and phone off. This development is particularly ironic as I enrolled in the MALAT to upgrade my skillset in digital learning. I’m curious to see how the evolution of my career aspirations align, or realign, as a result of my personal experiences as a learner, and designer.
- Has the pandemic changed the landscape of digital facilitation forever?
- If so, what’s the silver lining of the impacts?
- For me, as an extroverted introvert, the amount of ‘face time’ with my colleagues, both at work, and in the MALAT program, since working virtually beginning in March has proven to be challenging. You always have to be ‘ON’ and that’s difficult for many people. So, this picture of a cat, with Zoom fatigue resonated.