ERIC Number: EJ845031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Together Alone: What Students Need from an E-moderator
Janes, Diane P.
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v32 n2 p93-108 Fall 2006
It has often been suggested that education via the Internet, or e-learning, leads to a sense of separation in individual learners; this need not be the case. Teaching is a relationship: a relationship that is built on a connection between teaching and learner, between learner and learner, and between the learners and the content. What then is the role of the instructor in moderating online learning? This paper will explore how that connection might be better made in an online environment and will explore the interpersonal or emotive distinctiveness needed in an e-moderator from the perspective of a group of graduate students engaged in an online master of education degree offered in Canada.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada