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Investigating continuing professional development provided for Egyptian higher education online tutors

Investigating continuing professional development provided for Egyptian higher education online tutors
Investigating continuing professional development provided for Egyptian higher education online tutors
Tutors confront great challenges in their teaching practices, including changes in subject content, new
instructional methods, changes laws and procedures and students’ needs. In online learning (OL), more changes can be added, namely, the massive and accelerated advance in technology. Therefore, online tutors need to be provided with CPD that develops their skills and experience to improve the effectiveness of their distance learning courses. This paper investigates how Egyptian Higher Education (HE) online tutors are provided with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to pursue their work. Data for this paper was collected form 20 online tutors from two major Egyptian universities. This paper explores the current situation of CPD provided for HE online tutors with its affordances, limitations, and proposed recommendations that can help to overcome these challenges.
Online tutor, professional development, incentives,, reflective, collaborative
2320-8708
Kinchin, Gary
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Ismail, Nashwa, Salah Eldin
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Edwards, Julie-Ann
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Kinchin, Gary
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Ismail, Nashwa, Salah Eldin
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Edwards, Julie-Ann
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Kinchin, Gary, Ismail, Nashwa, Salah Eldin and Edwards, Julie-Ann (2016) Investigating continuing professional development provided for Egyptian higher education online tutors. International Journal of Enhanced Research in Educational Development, 4 (2).

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Abstract

Tutors confront great challenges in their teaching practices, including changes in subject content, new
instructional methods, changes laws and procedures and students’ needs. In online learning (OL), more changes can be added, namely, the massive and accelerated advance in technology. Therefore, online tutors need to be provided with CPD that develops their skills and experience to improve the effectiveness of their distance learning courses. This paper investigates how Egyptian Higher Education (HE) online tutors are provided with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to pursue their work. Data for this paper was collected form 20 online tutors from two major Egyptian universities. This paper explores the current situation of CPD provided for HE online tutors with its affordances, limitations, and proposed recommendations that can help to overcome these challenges.

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Published date: March 2016
Keywords: Online tutor, professional development, incentives,, reflective, collaborative
Organisations: Centre for Education Policy, Teaching

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Local EPrints ID: 410965
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410965
ISSN: 2320-8708
PURE UUID: ded8464d-ec79-4c11-965a-29a770ee2467

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2017 16:31
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:48

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