Visible Paths: Tracing the Development of an Online Tutoring Program

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  • This story chronicles the development of an idea for an online tutoring program.
  • Visible Paths: Tracing the Development of an Online Tutoring Program

    1. 1. VISIBLE PATHS Tracing the Development of an Online English Tutoring Program
    2. 2. <ul><li>How this began </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Summer 2001 </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Email 1996 </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Email 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Forums 1997 </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Email 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Forums 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Websites 1998 </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Email 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Forums 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Websites 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard 2000 </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>English 3 online? </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Basic skills </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Computing </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul>
    13. 16. <ul><li>What I discovered </li></ul>
    14. 23. <ul><li>Problem </li></ul>
    15. 24. <ul><li>More work </li></ul>
    16. 25. <ul><li>Create materials </li></ul>
    17. 26. <ul><li>Explain concepts </li></ul>
    18. 27. <ul><li>Grade papers </li></ul>
    19. 28. <ul><li>Less time </li></ul>
    20. 29. <ul><li>One on one help </li></ul>
    21. 31. <ul><li>Tutoring? </li></ul>
    22. 32. <ul><li>Can’t visit campus </li></ul>
    23. 33. <ul><li>Online? </li></ul>
    24. 34. <ul><li>Lower retention </li></ul>
    25. 35. <ul><li>Lower success rate </li></ul>
    26. 36. <ul><li>So why not? </li></ul>
    27. 38. <ul><li>Task force </li></ul>
    28. 39. <ul><li>Researched </li></ul>
    29. 40. <ul><li>Networked </li></ul>
    30. 42. <ul><li>Donald on campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Yay. </li></ul>
    31. 43. <ul><li>Donald online. </li></ul><ul><li>Yay again. </li></ul>
    32. 45. <ul><li>VCCS Grant </li></ul>
    33. 46. <ul><li>The Plan </li></ul>
    34. 47. <ul><li>Identify </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul>
    35. 48. <ul><li>Evaluate Technologies </li></ul>
    36. 49. <ul><li>Determine </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul>
    37. 50. <ul><li>Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Training for tutors </li></ul>
    38. 51. <ul><li>Implement </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutoring </li></ul>
    39. 54. <ul><li>SMARTHINKING </li></ul>
    40. 55. <ul><li>The plan, revised </li></ul>
    41. 56. <ul><li>How do you get to Carnegie Hall? </li></ul>
    42. 57. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    43. 58. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
    44. 59. <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul>
    45. 60. <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul>
    46. 61. <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Writing exercises </li></ul>
    47. 62. <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Writing exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul>
    48. 63. <ul><li>Web based technologies </li></ul>
    49. 64. <ul><li>Content managers </li></ul>
    50. 65. <ul><li>Content managers </li></ul><ul><li>Writing exercises </li></ul>
    51. 66. <ul><li>Content managers </li></ul><ul><li>Writing exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul>
    52. 67. <ul><li>Best practices </li></ul>
    53. 68. <ul><li>Online tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>E-book </li></ul>
    54. 69. <ul><li>Traci's lists of ten </li></ul>
    55. 70. <ul><li>The training begins </li></ul>
    56. 71. <ul><li>What do students need? </li></ul>
    57. 72. <ul><li>Technology needs </li></ul>
    58. 73. <ul><li>Type papers </li></ul>
    59. 74. <ul><li>Type papers </li></ul><ul><li>Do research </li></ul>
    60. 75. <ul><li>Type papers </li></ul><ul><li>Do research </li></ul><ul><li>Check email </li></ul>
    61. 76. <ul><li>Type papers </li></ul><ul><li>Do research </li></ul><ul><li>Check email </li></ul><ul><li>Use Blackboard </li></ul>
    62. 77. <ul><li>Writing needs </li></ul>
    63. 78. <ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul>
    64. 79. <ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul>
    65. 80. <ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul>
    66. 81. <ul><li>Can we do any </li></ul><ul><li>of this online? </li></ul>
    67. 82. <ul><li>Telephone? </li></ul>
    68. 83. <ul><li>Telephone? </li></ul><ul><li>Email exchange? </li></ul>
    69. 84. <ul><li>Telephone? </li></ul><ul><li>Email exchange? </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard? </li></ul>
    70. 85. <ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviews </li></ul>
    71. 86. <ul><li>Inter-textual </li></ul>
    72. 87. <ul><li>Use bold </li></ul><ul><li>Use color </li></ul><ul><li>Use autotext </li></ul><ul><li>Insert comments </li></ul>
    73. 88. <ul><li>Extra-textual </li></ul>
    74. 89. <ul><li>Use a rubric </li></ul><ul><li>or a holistic guide </li></ul>
    75. 90. <ul><li>Moving along </li></ul>
    76. 91. <ul><li>SMARTHINKING. </li></ul><ul><li>Again. </li></ul>
    77. 92. <ul><li>Higher Order </li></ul><ul><li>Versus </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Order </li></ul>
    78. 93. <ul><li>Too expensive </li></ul>
    79. 94. <ul><li>Too impersonal </li></ul>
    80. 95. <ul><li>Not enough </li></ul><ul><li>contact hours </li></ul>
    81. 96. <ul><li>College Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor Training </li></ul>
    82. 97. <ul><li>Wrapping things up </li></ul>
    83. 98. <ul><li>Tutor feedback </li></ul>
    84. 99. <ul><li>Personal interaction </li></ul>
    85. 100. <ul><li>Workload management </li></ul>
    86. 101. <ul><li>Student feedback </li></ul>
    87. 102. <ul><li>Very helpful </li></ul>
    88. 103. <ul><li>So now what? </li></ul>
    89. 104. <ul><li>Difficulties </li></ul>

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