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Designing online tutor training for language courses: a case study

Stickler, Ursula and Hampel, Regine (2007). Designing online tutor training for language courses: a case study. Open Learning, 22(1) pp. 75–85.

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In 2003-04 the Open University offered its first German beginners' course with a dual tuition strand: tutorials were delivered either face-to-face or online using synchronous, audio-graphic, Internet-based conferencing software. For the new online tutors, a special training programme was designed and delivered. We evaluated the benefits of our training through a brief questionnaire and in-depth interviews with selected participants. The outcomes are two-fold: proof of the necessity of pedagogical training for tutors who work in a new and fast-moving field, and some recommendations for best practice in training tutors for online tuition.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0268-0513
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6729
Depositing User: Ursula Stickler
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
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