Role of the Moderator

The role of the eConference Moderator will be:

• To open the stream with an initial posting, raising at least one topic for dialogue and invite participants to contribute posts
• To invite participants to open topic threads within the stream themes
• To monitor the stream and the topic threads (i.e. to add comment, block inappropriate posts etc)
• To supply a short summary online at the end of each day and to fully summarise the discussions within two weeks of the end of the eConference
• To co-ordinate your work with the stream “champion” (who has overall responsibility for the stream) and any other moderators – there may be 1-2 additional moderators for each stream
• You will need to review the postings for topics within your stream for at least half an hour a couple of times a day during the eConference period
• After the eConference is over, you will be expected to collaborate with the other moderators and the stream champion to produce a chapter for the eConference book. The chapter is a summary of the stream discussions and inputs with a section for your findings/recommendations. A template will be provided for you. The first draft of your chapter will need to be submitted by 21st February 2014.

You will make a great moderator, if you:
• Are reasonably familiar with one of the stream themes
• Are comfortable using social discussion media such as LinkedIn or other fora
• Are able to support both practitioners and academics in holding a learning dialogue on-line.

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