Localisation of the e-educator module: The Malaysian experience

Siew Ming Thang, Gordon Joyes

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Abstract

The University of Nottingham, UK and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China have developed a module for training tutors of online learners - one that could be adapted for use in a variety of contexts. The module was piloted at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang with eight staff members (six tutors and two local mentors). They undertook to work through the different units of the eEducator module and complete all the eEducator tasks required which include online forums and other online activities. They were also required to complete reflective Blog entries at regular intervals. This paper will share the results of the first three focus group interviews and the Blogs. The findings revealed that the eEducator module curriculum was perceived as highly relevant to the tutors and impacted on their personal and professional development establishing a community of practice for the tutors involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-130
Number of pages13
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Distance Education
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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Keywords

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Localisation of the e-educator module : The Malaysian experience. / Thang, Siew Ming; Joyes, Gordon.

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Thang, Siew Ming ; Joyes, Gordon. / Localisation of the e-educator module : The Malaysian experience. In: Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 118-130.
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