Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: A Good Practical Guide

New Book Release : April 2006

About the Author:

Dr Janet Macdonald is Learning and Teaching
Coordinator for the Open University in Scotland,
with particular responsibility for blended
e-learning and tutor-mediated support. She has
first hand experience of being both a distance
student and tutor, and now provides both online
and face-to-face staff development for others,
including a course for online moderators.

Her doctorate was on online course design and assessment, and she has directed a variety of studies in this area, most recently in the area of appropriate blended strategies for supporting students.

About the Book:

This book adopts a pragmatic and commonsense approach to blended learning, by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus based environments in thirteen different countries.

The book is available from Gower Publishing by clicking HERE.


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