Web-Moderators – call for expressions of interest

MentorNet is looking for web-moderators….

The Role
The Australian Businesswomen’s Network is seeking expressions of interest from experienced web moderators for a new mentoring program (see below) to commence in January, 2007.
The web-moderator will manage the technology environment for a cohort of up to 25 participants over a 6 month period. There will be several programs running concurrently through to March 2008.

The program will be delivered through web-based applications, including live webinar sessions.
Access to high speed internet connections would be considered essential.
More information on the program is available at the ABN website.

Tasks

  • Set-up webinar sessions and ensure all participants have recieved notification of session.
  • Monitor participation levels and activiy in the program wiki environment.
  • Respond and assist participants with use of software and support learning activities.
  • Liaise with technology support if participants are encountering any difficulties.

Time commitment
The program is conducted over a 6 month period – the following is an indication of the expected average weekly / monthly time commitment:

  • Set-up and moderate 2 x 1 hour webinars per month
  • Moderate online activities between webinar sessions – approximately 2 hours per week expected
  • Provide guidance and assistance – approximately 2 hours per month expected.

Initial set-up and early stages of the program will require more intense attention and time commitments than later stages of the program.

  • Webinar sessions will be scheduled during business hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays – each program will follow the same day and time – minimising the disruption to normal working routines.
    Please note: This is an Australian based program and sessions will be conducted in the Australian timezones.

Total – on average – 10 – 12 hours per month.

Essential Skills

  • Personal experience as an online learner
  • Experience as a moderator in web-based environments – including live webinars
  • Understand the dynamics of technology enabled learning networks
  • Empathy with the challenges of learning in these environments
  • Operational understanding of webinar software
  • Operational understanding of wikis, blogs, RSS and related social software applications
  • Ability to establish online identity as moderator and encourage contributions from others
  • Ability to adapt to new contexts, methods, roles and educational settings
  • Exhibit a postive attitude, commitment and enthusiasm for online learning
  • Able to diagnose and solve problems

Training provided
Training will be provided in the specfic applications used by this program.

Payment
Web moderators will be paid A$2400 for the 6 month program.
Additional benefits include participation in an innovative program utilising leading edge technologies, the access to business skills training and networking with mentorees and mentors.

Expressions of interest
Please forward your expressions of interest to Anne Bartlett-Bragg (abb@abn.org.au) by 30th November, 2006 – outlining your experience as a moderator using ICTs and your familiarity with social software.

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