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Changing the role of tutors in distance education with information and communication technologies

Kirkwood, Adrian and Jones, Ann and Jelfs, Anne (1996) Changing the role of tutors in distance education with information and communication technologies. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 4 (1). pp. 35-39. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    The Open University plans to make more extensive use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for distance teaching and learning and for administrative contacts between students, tutors and the University's headquarters. This paper reports on a survey of the Tuition and Counselling (TAC) staff, most of whom work only part‐time for the OU. It established the extent to which TAC staff currently have access to and familiarity with ICTs and their perceived needs for training and other forms of support for its effective use. The paper discusses the possible impact on TAC staff of the greater use of new technologies in their OU work, and the organisational and pedagogic changes that may ensue.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:51
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:24
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/198

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