Digital Engagement: Bridging Trend or Disruptive Force

Digital Engagement: Bridging Trend or Disruptive Force

This article is written by Mark Sollis, a Global consultant (D3) and education technology entrepreneur (Neutopia) focused on learning and community. Mark will present with Gretchen Dobson on Wednesday 8 September at the Non Conference Week Online Series at 3:00pm on the topic ‘Community Engagement in a Digital World: Brand Ambassadors& Volunteerism‘. To book and find out more click HERE.

By Mark Sollis, D3 Advancement Studio and Neutopia

Digital engagement, has been gathering momentum for years – in facilitating learning, building community, and marketing organisations. Yet, in some aspects of education it has stayed somewhat out on the periphery, seen as an acceptable, but lesser cousin to a physical classroom, an on-site event, or an in-person meeting. These past few weeks, and the weeks and months ahead, will provide opportunity to reflect on digital engagement in a whole new light.

With this global crisis affecting every aspect of life, education is no different. We can all see the countless examples of learning environments moving online:  home schooling for primary students, universities and colleges shifting to virtual lectures, and all manners of stakeholder engagement activities cancelled or replaced with a digital proxy.

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