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ERIC Number: ED451877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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College Online Peer Tutor Training.
Blankenburg, Juele; Kariotis, Georgia
This paper describes the development of a college online tutor training course at Oakton Community College (Illinois) that attempted to solve the difficulties of training without a loss of effective practice. The online designers had two special considerations in course construction: maintaining the pedagogical soundness of the course modules and learning the software product. Essential to the development of an online course is a very firm understanding of pedagogy by the designers. The course designers addressed the issue of pedagogical soundness by developing a lesson plan template on the department's Intranet share drive. Lesson modules were then created from the presentations in text files, which included: (1) welcome to tutoring; (2) learning theory; (3) learning style; (4) basic study skills and learning strategies; (5) critical thinking; (6) communication and active listening skills; (7) special populations--culture and learning; (8) special student populations--students with disabilities; (9) a case study; and (10) a practicum. Text material, quizzes, discussion forums and Web-site links diversified the course lessons. The lead teacher was also available for discussion and questions during the 10-week one-hour class sessions or through e-mail. Administrators believe that, with the implementation of this course, online course delivery has been standardized at the college. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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