Professor Gilly Salmon joined the University of Leicester in the UK in 2004 as Professor of E-learning & Learning Technologies, after 16 years with the UK Open University Business School. She is known for her research and practice in the arenas of development and change for successful e-learning processes and preparing for Learning Futures.
Her research and practice spans the role of IT in enabling change in Higher Education, through the development of research-led e-learning strategy, to pedagogical innovation in a wide variety of forms including mobile learning, wikis and blogs.
Gilly has two research degrees - one in online training and one in change in education. She is known for her many articles and commentary about the future for learning technologies and as an international speaker. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006.
She is the author of the work now considered seminal in the field of teaching online called E-moderating, a 2nd Edition of which was produced in 2004, a recent book about designing for low cost collaboration in all online learning situations called E-tivities and another on group learning Learning in Groups.
She is also a member of the Re.ViCa International Advisory Committee (IAC)