Supporting Students in Online, Open and Distance Learning

1st Edition

Ormond Simpson

Routledge
Published May 1, 2002
Reference - 237 Pages
ISBN 9780749437404 - CAT# RU34809
Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

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Summary

Recognized as the leading book on the subject, Supporting Students in Online, Open and Distance Learning considers the support of students either on or off-campus. Ever-greater numbers of students are studying as part of open, flexible, distance or online courses and, with the rise in numbers and expectations, so the need to offer these often-diverse students effective support is critical.
Fully revised and expanded, this new edition reflects current concerns and developments in ODL. It includes increased coverage of tuition in different media, issues of student retention, structures and quality assurance, staff development, online support and computer conferencing. Practical and authoritative, the book tackles the full range of student support issues in ODL, including:
*developing the most appropriate tuition techniques
*social support
*retention
*delivering support at a distance and online
*face-to-face support
*learning-skills and staff development
Supporting Students in Online, Open and Distance Learning is essential reading for all those with an interest in recruiting and teaching students in open and distance learning or e-learning situations. It will help lecturers, moderators and tutors to develop a range of skills with a focus on support, retention and student outcomes.

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