E-Tutoring for E-Learning: A Guide for Selecting the Right Tool for the Right Job
Maria Elena Valdes-Corbeil, Ed.D., Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D., The University of Texas at Brownsville, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper provides educators with a selection and implementation guide for providing academic engagement opportunities for distance education and campus-based students through the use of innovative information technologies. The role of campus-based, traditional learning support centers is changing to provide learning and technological support to online and nontraditional campus-based students, and an infrastructure that increases their awareness of course expectations, the professional and academic skills required for success, as well as available resources. However, oftentimes there is no formal learning support system in place for online courses. Although there are online learning support services available on the market, their implementation and use is expensive. This paper delineates the early phases of the online tutoring development process, including a rubric with a checklist of technological and pedagogical issues and questions to facilitate decision-making; an e-tutoring tool selection matrix; and an online learning support model.
Valdes-Corbeil, Ed.D., M.E. & Corbeil, Ed.D., J.R. (2007). E-Tutoring for E-Learning: A Guide for Selecting the Right Tool for the Right Job. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2121-2127). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).