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ERIC Number: EJ874956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Is There Anybody out There? Teaching Assistants' Experiences of Online Learning
Townsend, Mark; Wheeler, Steve
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v5 n2 p127-138 2004
This paper reports on the learning experiences of a small group (n = 13) of teaching assistants who volunteered to participate in a pilot online Foundation Degree module. As part of the evaluation methodology, participating students were randomly assigned into two groups, with each group having clearly defined but different types of tutorial support. Data were gathered from a combination of formative and summative interviews with students, along with comments collected from e-mailed evaluations of the course. The aim of this study was to demonstrate whether online distance education can facilitate a positive and innovative learning environment for teaching assistants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom