Redefining the Role of Online Facilitation in Digital Classrooms

The role of online facilitation and best practices for facilitation


With the inclusion of gaming and interactive simulations in digital classrooms, the role of online facilitation is constantly influx.  Online instructors are no longer primarily virtual academic managers and  executive technology directors but transformational digital coaches.  Digital transformational coaches  create facilitation models that inspire and build student trust in a personalized learning community.  Online student motivation and engagement increase when online transformational coaches are reflective  and empower students to take charge of the learning process. When online leaders provide optional  assessment modes that integrate real world connectivity activities, such as the use of apps, student learning outcomes may be enhanced. 


This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Journal Article
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EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Date Published: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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