Baumann, Uwe; Shelley, Monica; Murphy, Linda and White, C.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.3166/ds.6.365-392|
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The nature of the skills and competences needed by tutors teaching students at a distance has been approached in a number of different ways. What has received less attention are the particular skills and competences needed to teach languages at a distance. The paper will review the background literature, which served as a context for a project carried with tutors of the Open University in the UK to investigate this important and, so far, neglected area. While the skills and competences needed by tutors teaching languages were broadly similar to those needed to teach other subjects at a distance, there were marked differences between the skills needed to teach languages at a distance from those used in the classroom. The outcomes from this research can be regarded as relevant not just for distance language learning, but to language learning and distance education in general.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||open and distance learning, foreign language teaching, tutors, skills and competences|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Languages
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Uwe Baumann|
|Date Deposited:||16 Mar 2009 11:26|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2012 10:17|
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