The Strategic Role of the E-Tutor in New Learning Contexts

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Abstract

Digital media have opened up new opportunities to review e-learning. The three ages of media describe a shift from technology for distance education, to technology-supported groups and, currently, technology for Community development. Reflecting on the profile of the e-tutor in the third phase of e-learning, our research was guided by three key-questions: what functions does the e-tutor fulfill? What tools does the etutor need? What actions should the e-tutor take care of, in term of communication? The research plan, carried out on 9 online courses, is based on quanti-qualitative method (a pre-course survey, a post-course survey, learning analytics, content analysis of tutor’s interactions and self-report). The results highlight the strategic role of the e-tutor in new contexts of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridges and Mediation in Higher Distance Education
EditorsL.S. Agrati, D. Burgos, P. Ducange, P. Limone, L. Perla, P. Picerno, P. Raviolo, C.M. Stracke
Pages300-314
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameCOMMUNICATIONS IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Keywords

  • e-learning
  • e-tutor
  • online community

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