e-tutoring: The importance of competence, preparation and alignment

Research Briefing

Keywords: learning, online learning, e-learning, e-tutoring, e-tutor

Over the last 15 years there has been an explosion in online learning, both within formal and non-formal contexts. The advent and development of the internet and online resources has brought about a significant shift in the way people access learning. As a direct result of this, formal learning organisations, such as universities and organisational learning and development functions, have found themselves competing with a plethora of informal online learning sources such as Udemy, YouTube, Future Learn and thousands of other learning sources. As can be expected, the range of quality involved varies considerably.

This explosion in e-learning sources has led to a commensurate increase in research around online learning, as organisations and institutions experiment with different technologies to aid learning and teaching.

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