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- The boundary hunters: experiences of providing cross border training online
- Salmon, Gilly
- Any significant initiative aimed at changing of teaching methods or the introduction of networked technologies into university, full appreciation of the role and training of e-moderators must accompany college or organisational learning (Paulsen 1995). Even where technological infrastructure and support are strong, and when worthwhile learning applications are developed, without staff development nothing is likely to happen beyond pilot schemes. In the medium term, the costs of training and support for users can be higher than the provision of the technology; therefore it is worthwhile giving the training of e-moderators due consideration and adequate planning. Trained and experienced e-moderators can then contribute to successful course. E-moderating is not a set of skills any of us is born with, nor one that we have learned vicariously through observing teachers whilst we ourselves were learning. As yet there are few online mentors to guide us through step by step. From 1996, in the Open University Business School, I have trained new and experienced Associate Lecturers in management, in the art of e-moderating, based on a model developed through action research (Salmon 2000a, Salmon 1998). For the history of the use of computer mediated conferencing in the OU, see Salmon 1999. Increasingly, colleagues in disciplines other than management education, other than distance learning, and in locations other than Europe have asked for ideas and support in training their online teachers and trainers. I report briefly on the model itself, and then offer examples and reflections on its use, with especial reference to the adjustments made for other contexts. The conference presentation, and the slides on my Web site, will demonstrate screen shots of the various training programmes.
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- Conference paper
- Paper presented at the Online Educa Berlin 6th Itnernational Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, Berlin, Germany, 29 November - 01 December 2000, pp. 68-70
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- E-moderating; Higher education; Networked technologies; Online training; Open University Business School; Organisational learning; Teaching; Universities
- International WHERE + HOW
- 9783925144097, 3925144099
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- Copyright © 2000.
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