An examination of the role of the e-tutor

Goold, Annegret, Coldwell, Jo and Craig, Annemieke 2010, An examination of the role of the e-tutor, Australasian journal of educational technology, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 704-716.

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Title An examination of the role of the e-tutor
Author(s) Goold, Annegret
Coldwell, JoORCID iD for Coldwell, Jo
Craig, AnnemiekeORCID iD for Craig, Annemieke
Journal name Australasian journal of educational technology
Volume number 26
Issue number 5
Start page 704
End page 716
Total pages 13
Publisher ASCILITE
Place of publication Wollongong, N.S.W.
Publication date 2010-07-16
ISSN 1449-3098
Summary As online learning environments continue to evolve, both teachers and students need to adapt to make the most of opportunities afforded by these environments for teaching and learning. The focus of this paper is on the changing role undertaken by tutors in online learning environments. We present a brief review of the current perspectives on the roles and responsibilities suggested for the e-tutor for effective teaching, and then report on a study where roles of e-tutors in a large wholly online unit were examined. The study supports the view that although the role of the e-tutor is similar to that of the face to face tutor in some respects, there are sufficient differences to make e-tutoring challenging to those who have not undertaken such online activities previously. Ongoing professional development is required to meet the changing demands of the technological environment, as well as the changing needs of
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
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