Gonzalo Plaza, cofounder and Executive Director at Fundación 99, explains that first, it is important to allow for infrastructure and connectivity that is suitable for remote learning. “A case in point is rurality; according to de OECD 25% of Chileans live in districts where population lives predominantly in rural zones, where internet access and connectivity still pose significant challenges”, he says.
After that factor has been identified, Plaza explains that other important aspects must be further assessed in order to conduct a training course. Type of training: it must be determined whether it will be synchronous or asynchronous, in other words, if it will require ‘online or virtual attendance´ or it will be presented in prerecorded modules and made available to adapt to the participant’s learning pace and schedule.
Duration of the training course: In synchronous mode the mental tiredness and concentration efforts are higher so a session of more than 2 consecutive hours in length could be ineffective. Active methodologies should be taken into consideration, where the attendee has the chance to interact and play a greater role in the session. “With this you achieve higher motivation towards the course and more engagement”, Plaza claims.
The Fundación 99’s Executive Director states that “one of the key suggestions for the planning of an online educational session, is to try to keep a more horizontal, peer-to-peer relationship and not frame it under the ´vertical approach of the expert’s perspective´, but under a vision based on equal dialogue where different experiences and knowledge are recognized, and therefore, the co-creation ability among attendees and tutors is nurtured in everybody’s favor”.
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