The changing role of tutors: forming a community of practice in a distributed learning environment

G. Lefoe*, J. Hedberg, C. Gunn

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Abstract

An evaluation of a distributed learning environment (DLE) of a regional NSW university provided the context to examine the changing role of tutors in new learning environments. It examines how the tutors started to form a community of practice in the first year of operation. The distance from the main campus made communication difficult for the tutors, lecturers and students and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), at times, added to the challenge. This paper identifies ways that the tutor role changes in a DLE and how the development of a community of practice can support this change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2002
EditorsR. Kinshuk, K. Lewis, R. Akahori, T. Kemp, T. Okamoto, L. Henderson, C.-H. Lee
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages729-733
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769515096, 9780769515090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2002 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 Dec 20026 Dec 2002

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2002
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period3/12/026/12/02

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