The UCLA tapes are so old that most of my tutors find them humorous (which can distract them from the point). The NC tapes are ok, but I think that they are sometimes a bit repetitive. I used both in my most recent training (just two weeks ago) and my training evaluation included the evaluation of both sets of videos. My tutors unanimously preferred the UCLA videos over the NC videos. However, I intend to continue to use both, and I modified my set of UCLA videos to be in a different order with some deletions (I cut out a lot of the in between music because it became so annoying). I have to watch the NC tapes again, and determine if I want to do that. What I personally prefer about the UCLA tapes is that the tutors will sometimes evaluate their own performance, or talk about how they feel about some of the issues that may come up. I also think that the NC people did a lot of good work putting there videos together, and they also have workbooks coming out that follow the video modules. These workbooks (which I have not yet seen) could make me change my mind about which set of videos are more effective. But I will probably always use both, Hope this helps Sandy Harrison wrote: > > A number of people have recommended the North Carolina tutor training > videotape series, but our Center already has a set called The Tutor's Guide, > which was published by the UCLA Office of Instructional Development and > copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California in 1987. Does > anyone have experience with both tape sets? If so, what are the advantages > or disadvantages of each? > > Sandy > > Dr. Sandra M. Harrison > Director, Learning Center/Center for Instructional Development > Associate Professor of Psychology > Clayton College & State University > Morrow, GA 30260 > 770/961-3667 -- Craig Andres Kettering University (Continuing the GMI heritage) "We must look forward to the future as that is where most of us will be spending the rest of our lives." Charles Kettering.