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With over 200 courses run for well over 2000 participants based on the books by Gilly Salmon we have decided to no longer run public courses.

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About the books

Gilly published the first edition of E-moderating in the year 2000 and has been writing and publishing ever since. So much has happened in that period: the five stage model went viral in its own little way, thousands of e-tivities have been planned, executed, and experienced by the growing world-wide army of online designers, learning technologists, e-moderators , researchers, commentators – and, of course, online learners. And we learnt to ‘Seize the Day’ in learning Design.

Today, new learners, young, old and in between, are connected at the speed of light. Every individual is a node on a learning network. We can call them the Quantum Generation: they are making a quantum leap into an increasingly complex digital world. Most importantly, we finally need to acknowledge that we are not trying to replicate the class or lecture room ‘learning’ experience of old. We can do it better. We’ve been far too coy about this to date.
Please explore and share further...I hope the books will help.

E-tivities (Second Edition)

E-tivities (Second Edition)

‘E-tivities’ is the name I give to frameworks for enabling active and participative online learning by individuals and groups. E-tivities are important for the online teaching and learning world because they deploy useful, well-rehearsed principles and pedagogies for learning and your choice of networked technologies.

E-tivities do not remove the help and input of the more knowable human – the people I called the ‘e-moderators’ - but make their work more productive. E-moderators focus on contributing, providing, reworking, interpreting and combining the knowledge. E-tivities over turn the idea that learning depends on one big expert and his/her conveying of knowledge.

E-tivities enable enjoyable and productive online learning for the greatest number of participants at the lowest cost. E-tivities are highly scalable. E-tivities are based on the strong idea that knowledge is constructed by learners through and with others. Such processes can happen through online environments just as well as in physical or formal learning and teaching environments, probably better. They work well combined with campus and real-world environments.

In this edition of the e-tivities book, you will find the original e-tivities research and the learning that has emerged from extensive and intensive 12 years of practice, so you can design and deliver e-tivities for yourself, easily, quickly and effectively.

E-tivities were first developed using text-based computer-mediated environments such as bulletin boards or forums. That’s the easiest place to start. I go on to describe how to use them for many other technology platforms. Once you get the idea, you will be able to use them in many different ways.

Learning resources and materials (what people once called ‘content’) are involved in the design and delivery of e-tivities but these are to provide a stimulus or a start (the ‘spark’) to the interaction and participation rather than as the focus of the activity. So e-tivities give us the final break-point from the time-consuming ‘writing’ of online courses.
In the 2nd edition of E-Tivities 2013, some 10 plus years after its first publication, the world of both digital futures and e-learning has changed dramatically. Yet the demand for more active, engaging and collaborative learning activities in learning has only increased in expectation and need. The 2nd edition of E-Tivities reflects these changes and meet the needs of an increasingly mobile, agile and quantum generation of learner.

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E-moderating (Book third edition)

E-moderating (Book third edition)

The first edition of E-moderating was published in May 2000, and the second edition in January 2004.

The third edition, May 2011, offers a renewed and refreshed (rather than dramatically changed) vision of the role, the training and development of the online teacher, trainer, facilitator- the person I call the e-moderator. The online technologies have moved on quite a bit too.

I have drawn on my own experience and research in online learning, as well as that of many other people. I have selected case studies and experiences where the storyteller is the academic, teacher or e-moderator involved, where implementation occurred within the regular learning and teaching situation, and where there was some evaluation or at least serious reflection on practice.

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