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ERIC Number: EJ840533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
iPASS Project: An Online Tutoring System
Rabinovich, Mark
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v5 n4 Apr-May 2009
Mark Rabinovich describes the iPass system, an innovative online tutoring system for remedial writing students that has been in use at Queensborough Community College since 2006. The design of iPass was based on constructivist learning theories that conceptualize learning as a transactional and dynamic process that can occur anywhere at any time. This e-tutoring system helps students develop their writing skills by means of a suite of collaborative Web applications that asynchronously link students to e-tutors and allow students to use different learning methods. The success of the system has been demonstrated by a significant increase in participating students' scores on standardized examinations as well as in an increased pass rate in writing-centered courses. (Contains 7 exhibits and 12 figures.)
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York