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While online teachers need to provide intellectual and scholarly leadership, and share subject matter knowledge with students, some have said that the role of online teaching is unlike classroom-based teaching in that “the teacher must adopt the role of the facilitator, not content provider”. While there are many different ways to adopt the role of a facilitator, the Gilly 5-step model, created by Gilly Salmon, a digital learning innovator, (read more about Gilly here) helps teachers to effectively teach, and moderate an online course:
Other qualities for a good e-teacher according to “Theory and Practice of Online Learning”:
A teacher is expected to provide direct instruction by interjecting comments, referring students to information resources, and organizing activities that allow the student to construct the content in their own minds, and personal contexts. Gilly’s model, and incorporating other qualities for a good e-teacher supplements, facilitates these duties, and ultimately forms the constructs of a great e-teacher.