ERIC Number: ED340336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching at a Distance: Techniques for Tutors.
Haag, Sally B. P.
This two-part handbook is based on 5 years of experience with distance education teaching and learning courses at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). The first section, "ABC's for Tutors," looks at the tutor's responsibilities from three viewpoints: the academic duties, the administrative details, and the counselling support needed by the students, which tutors often find is a challenge to recognize and provide. Topics include setting the assignment, purposes and techniques of marking, tutorial materials, course structure, procedures and practical details, communication, and counselling. The second section, "Selected Readings," contains nine brief articles or examples of materials: (1) "Assignment Types and Intellectual Skills" (Sally B. P. Haag); (2) "Towards Good Teaching by Correspondence" (Sue Cole, Maggie Coats and Helen Lentell); (3) "Commenting on Students' Assignments" (Cheryl K. Cranley); (4) "Marking Guidelines" (Ralph Krueger) and "Letter Grades and What They Mean" (S. B. P. Haag); (5) "Adults in Teaching and Learning" (S. B. P. Haag); (6) "The Role of the Correspondence Tutor" (Roger Lewis); (7) "Counselling by Correspondence in Distance Education" (Ormond Simpson); (8) "Communicating by Phone" (Cheryl K. Cranley); and (9) "The Human Dimension in Open University Study" (Mary Thorpe and others). Each paper contains its own bibliography. Also included are a list of 8 periodicals and 18 books and articles, a fact sheet on University of Waterloo correspondence courses, and a memorandum to professors, markers, and tutors for the fall 1989 term. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waterloo Univ. (Ontario). Teaching Resources and Continuing Education.