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Cyberwellness Challenges

Possible challenges to adopting the Cyberwellness Framework.
Possible Failure modes

 

Cause of Failure

 

Effects of failure

 

Possible actions

 

Teachers are unable to teach effectively

 

Teachers do not have sufficient knowledge on Internet issues

 

Lack of competency results in inconsistency in the delivery of lessons. Students may not be convinced by the message

 

Engaging qualified staff and ensuring consistent delivery through e-learning

 

Students do not appreciate the content knowledge

 

Students do not have ready access to computers or Internet access

 

Low participation in the program

 

Analyse demographics of target audience prior to implementation

 

Lack of traffic to the website

 

Availability of vast amount of resources in the Internet

 

The programme is marginalized

 

Highlight the uniqueness of the program in 3 key areas

  • Contextualization to Asian culture
  • Customized Instructional approaches
  • Supported by educational psychology theories
Program cannot be sustained

 

Lack of resources, planning or support from the educators to enable sustainability of program

 

Program eventually terminates

 

Convince stakeholders of the need for long term support

 

Lack of feedback channels from students

 

Program does not adapt to students' needs

 

Use forums and wiki as feedback channels

 

Lack of whole school approach to the program

 

Loss of effectiveness to deliver consistent cyberwellness message

 

School leaders have to coordinate inter-departmental collaboration

 

Lack of Interest from students

 

Perceived notion of students that they are better informed than the educators

 

Program terminates

 

Provide challenging content

 

Students perceive that program is not relevant or meaningful

 

Low participation rate

 

Create authentic learning content

 

Program is not engaging or interesting to students

 

Low participation

 

Use games, interactive media, real-life case study and activities to make

lessons exciting

Difference in values of the students

 

Students do not practice what they learn

 

Importance of program not only to impart the Do’s and Don’t but the values behind responsible use of technology