Investigating Continuing Professional Development Provided for Egyptian Higher Education Online Tutors

Nashwa Ismail, Gary Kinchin, Julie-Ann Edwards

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Enhanced Research in Educational Development (IJERED)
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Online tutor, professional development, incentives, reflective, collaborative

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