E-Moderating : The Key to Online Teaching and Learning

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E-moderators are the new generation of teachers and trainers who work with learners online. There has been explosive growth in online teaching and learning, training, resources and events, and the e-moderator is central to its quality and success. This book, based on Gilly Salmon's considerable experience and research, explains the qualities and competencies required of those teaching, training or developing materials in the online field, and how their skills can be developed. It presents a user's guide to working effectively in the virtual world, backed up with case studies and specific information about how to be a successful e-moderator, along with a collection of resources for practitioners, original research material and learner-oriented consideration of outcomes. Contents include: What is e-moderating?; CMC in education and training; E-moderating, the key to the future of online teaching; and resources for practitioners. The book is also accompanied by its own website. "E-Moderating" is for any and all teachers, instructors, tutors or facilitators operating in any electronic environment.
From simply posting notes on the Internet at the end of a physical teaching or training session through to fully-fledged distance learning, it makes full use of the most up-to-date communications and information technology. It should also be valuable reading for software designers, teachers in schools, and for anyone with management responsibilities in education or training.
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  • Paperback | 191 pages
  • 153.7 x 233.2 x 15.5mm | 313.52g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0749431105
  • 9780749431105

Table of contents

Part 1 Concepts and cases: What is e-moderating? - Jane's diary; E-moderating, a new way of teaching; Monash University case study; Teaching and learning online; OUBS in Wales case study; CMC systems; CMC software; CMC for education and training; CMC and
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"There have been many times when I have wished that I had the "resources for practitioners" that Gilly Salmon has collected, with all the techniques, tips, and tricks together in one place....[The] five-stage model is probably her strongest contribution to the e-moderator's knowledge base. This model accurately reflects students' experience and has been tested and refined over several years and many students and e-moderators. It can be easily adapted to any location and used with any kind of conferencing system. The resources in the second half of the book [can] apply to the North American conferencing environment [and] should be required reading for all those involved in the e-moderating enterprise, regardless of their roles. Is the book worth ordering from your ... Bookstore? You bet!." --Quarterly Review of Distance Education
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Author information

Dr Gilly Salmon is a member of the Centre for Information and Innovation at the Open University Business School and is School of Management and Economics Visiting Professor at Queen's University, Belfast. She has extensive personal experience of teaching and e-moderating in open and distance education and training. Along with researching teaching and learning online, she explores creativity, imagery and cognitive mapping for change management.
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