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Blended learning and online tutoring: a good practice guide

Author: Macdonald, Janet Publisher: Gower , 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 191 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 056608659XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Blended learning and online tutoring Blended learning and online tutoring CONTENTS Acknowledgements ix 1 Introduction Distance technologies: potential and pitfalls Blended learning and blended teaching strategies What this book contains Who this book is for A personal reflection 1 1 2 4 5 6 PART I APPROACHES TO BLENDED LEARNING 9 Tutor-Mediated Support: Reflecting on Present Practice 11 The SOLACE project 11 Blending support strategies 15 Supporting the group 15 Supporting the individual student 16 Convergence of campus-based and distance contexts 18 Summarising contact with groups and individuals 18 20 1n summary 3 Tutors' Perceptions of Effective Intervention What makes for good quality? intervention quality and media choice Which qualities do you value? In summary Blended Learning and Pragmatism A survey of current practice 23 23 28 29 31 4 vi BLENDED LEARNING AND ONLINE TUTORlNG Common components of blended learning The teaching and learning environment In summary Blended Learning and Pedagogy The contribution of asynchronous support The contribution of face-to-face support Pedagogy meets pragmatism In summary PART 11 ONLINE TUTORING 6 57 Supporting Students Using Asychronous Media Supporting the individual: email Models of conferencing Small group conferences Plenary conferences Summarising the options for computer conferencing Not working well? In summary Handy Techniques for Moderators: Online Conferences Conference aims and objectives Supporting Students Using Synchronous Media What tools are available? Models of synchronous support In summary 77 77 83 83 86 95 Handy Techniques for Moderators: Online Synchronous Sessions 97 General techniques 97 Techniques for particular tools 99 PART III DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS 10 103 The Experience of Blended Learning What are the practical implications? CONTENTS vii What makes a competent online learner? Does online learning suit all students? In summary Course Design for Blended Learning Keeping students on course and in tune Constructive alignment and learning design The roles of assessment In summary Developing E-Investigators Advantages of electronic resources How do students come to be e-investigators? Deciding on relevance Searching for information Using resources appropriately In summary Developing E-Writers Writing to understand: note-taking Writing assignments Practising for exam writing In summary Developing E-Communicators and Collaborators What is involved in online communication? Starting off Online collaborative learning In summary Staff Development for Blended Learning Practical considerations for tutors Practical considerations for staff developers Approaches to staff development In summary Appendix 1 Blended Learning Case Studies Bibliography Index

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