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Changing the role of tutors in distance education with information and communication technologies

Kirkwood, Adrian; Jones, Ann and Jelfs, Anne (1996). Changing the role of tutors in distance education with information and communication technologies. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 4(1) pp. 35–39.

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The Open University plans to make more extensive use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for distance teaching and learning and for administrative contacts between students, tutors and the University's headquarters. This paper reports on a survey of the Tuition and Counselling (TAC) staff, most of whom work only part-time for the OU. It established the extent to which TAC staff currently have access to and familiarity with ICTs and their perceived needs for training and other forms of support for its effective use. The paper discusses the possible impact on TAC staff of the greater use of new technologies in their OU work, and the organisational and pedagogic changes that may ensue.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1996 The Authors
ISSN: 1741-1629
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38087
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 08:40
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 01:53
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