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Teaching web technologies: understanding the tutor’s perspective

Douce, Chris (2019). Teaching web technologies: understanding the tutor’s perspective. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 34 pp. 78–88.

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This paper describes an Open University eSTEeM project that gathered the experiences of computing and information technology tutors who teach an undergraduate module called Web Technologies with the intention of understanding more about how they and their students can be best supported. Twelve distance learning tutors were interviewed by two interviewers. The interviews were transcribed and then thematically analysed. It was discovered that some tutors hold the view that some of their students struggle to understand aspects of the technologies that are being taught. It was also apparent that tutors have very different approaches when using certain tools to teach web technologies to students. The paper concludes by summarising key findings, presenting potential enhancements and suggesting further research directions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Open University
ISSN: 1469-9958
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Understanding the challenges of learning to program at level 2Not SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: pedagogy; computer programming; web technologies; qualitative study; thematic analysis
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 55276
Depositing User: Christopher Douce
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 09:14
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 02:13
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