Jump to navigation Jump to search This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources. Please help by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. November Learn how and when to remove this template message Professor Gilly Salmon has been a digital learning innovator for more than 30 years. She speaks, researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation and change in higher education and the exploitation of new technologies of all kinds in the service of learning.
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Online human supporters have a wider range of expertise compared to working with face-to-face learning groups. The role of the lecturer or teacher in all educational contexts needs to change to include e-moderating to realize the development and potential of new online environments, and to create e-learning rather than e-publishing of materials.
Successful and productive e-moderating is a key feature of positive, scalable, and affordable e-learning projects and processes. Regardless of the sophistication of the technology, online learners do not wish to do without their human supporters.
Most learners also mention the fun and companionship of working and learning together. This is not the case. The revision of their roles needs to happen regardless of changes in technological applications. A critically important role for the emoderator is promoting the surfacing and sharing of understanding and knowledge through online writing and dialogue Bygholm, A critically important role for the e-moderator is promoting the surfacing and sharing of understanding and knowledge through online writing and dialogue Bygholm, Figure 1.