ERIC Number: ED476969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Skill Sets for Online Teaching.
The electronic dissemination of information via computer networks is having a considerable impact on educational institutions in terms of the mechanisms that they are able to employ for course delivery. As a result of this, the number of courses that are taught electronically through the Internet and/or the World Wide Web has increased considerably over the last few years. Such courses require two fundamental types of resource: appropriately designed electronic course materials (for students to study) and a network of online tutors, who can provide active support, advice and encouragement for students. This paper discusses the nature of the skill sets needed by online tutors in order to fulfill their roles effectively and efficiently within an online learning community. Some mechanisms for acquiring these skills are also briefly discussed. (Contains 19 references, 4 tables, and 1 figure.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Educational Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Online Systems, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.