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ERIC Number: EJ763748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Designing Online Tutor Training for Language Courses: A Case Study
Stickler, Ursula; Hampel, Regine
Open Learning, v22 n1 p75-85 Feb 2007
In 2003-04 the Open University offered its first German beginners' course with a dual tuition strand: tutorials were delivered either face-to-face or online using synchronous, audio-graphic, Internet-based conferencing software. For the new online tutors, a special training programme was designed and delivered. We evaluated the benefits of our training through a brief questionnaire and in-depth interviews with selected participants. The outcomes are two-fold: proof of the necessity of pedagogical training for tutors who work in a new and fast-moving field, and some recommendations for best practice in training tutors for online tuition. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom