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ERIC Number: EJ1062589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Identifying Training Needs of Novice Online English Language Tutors
Rodriguez Buitrago, Carolina
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n7 p134-153 Nov 2013
Online and blended learning are of growing interest in the English language learning community. In Colombia, national initiatives and policies promote online educational programs and online English courses specifically. As a result, new online tutors are constantly needed for new programs and courses offered by institutions as well as by private companies and public agencies. This article focuses on training as a way to prepare teachers to become online tutors who can support online and blended language learning processes. The study presents a needs analysis strategy, using a questionnaire to collect data on teachers' perceived needs regarding training to become online English tutors. The results of the study suggest that novice e-tutor trainees need to become familiar with the specifics of online language learning platforms, and also require training on the necessary tutor competencies and skills. The findings argue for continued training on e-moderating.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia