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Facilitator Technology Skills and Types of Distance Learning

I just need your opinion and input with these 2 DQs.

DQ. 1.
What are the most important technology skills a facilitator must have to be a successful instructor? Why are these skills important?

DQ. 2.
What are the different types of distance learning? Is one type more effective than another? Why is this type of distance learning more effective than another?

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What are the most important technology skills a facilitator must have to be a successful instructor? Why are these skills important?

There are a lot of different types of technology skills that a facilitator must have to be a successful instructor. Some of the more important ones include:

- Knowing how to use a school computer system
- Having a working knowledge of word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite
- Being able to use presentation software
- Having a working knowledge of the Internet
- Knowing how to use e-mail applications
- Having a working knowledge of multimedia applications and tools such as digital cameras
- Having a working knowledge of Learning Management System (LMS) and state virtual school-specific software applications
- Knowing how to fully use synchronous and asynchronous communication tools
- Knowing how to use content-specific software and hardware
- Having a working knowledge of web browsers and standard operating systems
- Knowing how to utilize webinar software if needed for the course
- Having a working knowledge of web-based social networking and collaboration tools
- Having a working knowledge of open source tools
- Understanding the instructional design of the online course for which they are responsible
- Knowing how to revise and add course content, assignments and assessments as well as how to troubleshoot basic ...

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