Challenges

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Resistance

  • Resistance and the fear factor.
  • Learning to break down student resistance to technology.
  • VCAL students' resistance to "teaching" - make them the expert.
  • Scare mongering in the media, student fear of identity theft.
  • Narrowness of the curriculum vs infinity of online possibilities.

Time

  • Time to do it all ..
  • Extra preparation, for working online? We need more time to learn the new skills.

Newness

  • To engage people in online community and conferencing, you need a whole new set of skills - "online facilitation" skills.
  • Overcoming my pre-conceived ideas.
  • Technology in the ESL frameworks is "outdated and boring", with a focus on internet and email, instead of social networking, making video, joining the "participatory digital culture".


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