3-2-1 Blog Post – Digital Facilitation
· Thoughts or ideas you have about digital facilitation.
Digital Facilitation can be very tricky. As a facilitator, you would think that additional explanations with plenty of details are necessary to compensate for the lack of face-to-face interaction. Therefore, knowing when, where, and how to contribute to a learning event needs a great deal of planning not to end up overwhelming and boring attendees!
With Digital Facilitation, there is a learning curve where you undoubtedly move from being a novice to an expert facilitator. This learning curve process applies to both facilitators and the audience. I believe a good facilitator should be aware of this fact, s/he should manage their expectations and embrace the learning journey. Positivity is key!
Digital Facilitation requires a great deal of self-control. With a lack of face-to-face interaction, facilitators rely on digital communication where biases and judgments are easily formed. Keeping an open mind and utilizing the doubt’s benefit will surely make it easier for facilitators to be neutral and respectful to all.
· Two questions you have about digital facilitation.
A digital facilitator relies on technologies to communicate, facilitate, and educate individuals. What is a good plan B (if any) where technologies fail or partially fail to meet diverse learners’ needs?
How can policymakers in any educational institution manage to guarantee equity and inclusion in terms of technologies?
· 1 metaphor or simile about digital facilitation.
Practice (digital facilitation) makes perfect. I believe every digital learning experience benefits the facilitator. The facilitators should aim to learn something new in each learning journey!