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Online Tutoring Styles in Networked Learning Communities: A Multi-method Approach

De Laat, M.F., Lally, V. and Lipponen, L. (2005) Online Tutoring Styles in Networked Learning Communities: A Multi-method Approach At Learning and Technology Symposium. 01 - 02 Apr 2005.

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The aim of this paper is to study the online tutoring styles of two teachers who each tutor a networked learning community (NLC), within the same workshop. The study is undertaking empirical work using a multi-method approach in order to triangulate and contextualize our findings and enrich our understanding of the teacher’s involvement in these NLC’s. We apply social network analysis (SNA) to visualise the social structure of the NLC, content analysis (CA) to identify learning and teaching processes, critical event recall (CER) to gather the teacher’s personal experiences and intentions. This paper reports some of the current findings of our work and discusses future prospects. This study is part of a continuing international study that is investigating networked collaborative learning as a way to develop a rich descriptive body of evidence of tutoring and learning processes in e-learning.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: Learning and Technology Symposium, 2005-04-01 - 2005-04-02
Keywords: networked learning, online tutoring, multi-method, triangulation, computer-mediated-communication


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PURE UUID: 13b73355-94a3-411c-9933-20a813a09dc0

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:44

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Author: M.F. De Laat
Author: V. Lally
Author: L. Lipponen

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