Introduction | 1. Dissatisfaction with the status quo | 2. Knowledge and skills exist | 3. Availability of resources |
4. Availability of time | 5. Rewards and/or incentives exist | 6. Participation | 7. Commitment | 8. Leadership
The third facilitative condition, summarized as “I have everything I need to make it work,” requires that resources are available to acquire learning objectives (Ellsworth, 2000).
Resources are considered from both macro- and micro-level perspective – from people and platforms required for training to learners’ supply materials.
With the rapid shift of learning to digital, this Facilitative Condition is of great significance. Internet usage is reported more common among the young, well-educated and English speakers, while many in emerging and developing nations are left out of the internet revolution (Pew Research Center, 2015). This poses significant challenges for scaling new ways of learning domestically as well as globally. Educators must help ensure equitable access to learning.
Ellsworth, J. B. (2000). Surviving Change: A Survey of Educational Change Models. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED443417
Pew Research Center (2015). Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations. Retrieved September 7, 2017 from http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/03/19/internet-seen-as-positive-influence-on-education-but-negative-influence-on-morality-in-emerging-and-developing-nations/