E Tutoring Intro


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E Tutoring Intro

  1. 1. e-tutoring Module 6 e-skills for e-learning
  2. 2. e-Communication Tools <ul><li>Asynchronous Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time-independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, Discussion/Bulletin Boards, wikis, blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synchronous Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat, videoconferencing, web-conferencing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Asynchronous <ul><li>Email – can be sent quickly to groups of students and/or instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis – a web page which can be modified - good for group collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>- e.g. wikipedia (online encyclopedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs (Web log) – online chronological collection of personal commentary & links </li></ul>
  4. 4. Asynchronous (cont.) <ul><li>Bulletin/Discussion Boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to post and read messages outwith class time – chance to think before posting and reflect on thoughts before sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful as support tool for group work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving facility – can keep a record of what’s said – assessment possibilities </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Synchronous <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to debate /discuss aspects of a course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less formal than classroom environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest speakers could participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to be well organised – everyone needs to be online at the same time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor will need e-moderating skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to loose thread of discussion if more than 4 or 5 people participate </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tutor as e-moderator <ul><li>Tutors will need to monitor student activities and turn tools off if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate discussion - encourage and support student use of tools </li></ul><ul><li>Need to organise/set up discussions and be aware of technical support procedures </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning online: The Five-Stage Model (Salmon, 2000)
  8. 8. E-moderator skills <ul><li>Keyboard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication/discussion skills </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and collaborative skills </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of overload </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>Educause (July 2005) 7 things you should know about…wikis </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf - accessed 17/01/06 </li></ul><ul><li>Educause (August 2005) 7 things you should know about…blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7006.pdf - accessed 17/01/06 </li></ul><ul><li>Netskills: Effective Learning with VLEs http:// www.netskills.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Gajadhar j & Green J (2005) The Importance of Nonverbal Elements in Online Chat, Educause Quarerly No. 4 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm05411.pdf - accessed 17/01/06 </li></ul><ul><li>Suleman s (2003) Use of communications Tools within VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ferl.qia.org.uk / – accessed 17/01/06 </li></ul><ul><li>Salmon, G (2000) Emoderating: The Key to teaching and learning online, London:Kogan-Page </li></ul>
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