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Distance tutors and academic departments: Learning support needs in remote environments

Brigley, Stephen and Kell, Clare 2007. Distance tutors and academic departments: Learning support needs in remote environments. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning 22 (3) , pp. 251-262. 10.1080/02680510701619901

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Offering tutor support to adult learners at the local level has been regarded as a positive recruitment feature of a postgraduate certificate in medical education delivered by distance learning. This paper reports on the efforts of the academic department in question to compare the expectations and perceptions of tutoring practice of key stakeholders. A multifaceted methodology revealed variations in the views of students, external tutors and central academic department of their mutual roles and responsibilities in support relationships. Analysis of these variations assisted a clearer interpretation of ongoing concerns about the persistence, understanding, reflection and attainment of learners, and directly informed developments in the course and its tutoring arrangements. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic engagement, Distance learning, Ideal inventory, Medical education, Tutor support
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0268-0513
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 19:55

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