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Hi,
	At Northern Illinois University, we are piloting online tutoring with our in-house staff. One more evening of training, then strategically setting up schedules, and we're off. We are using WCOnline for scheduling and offering online on an appointment basis only. We are using Blackboard Collaborate as the platform. 
	Our tutors will have their faces showing. I don't have it at my fingertips, but have read research noting that the tutor being shown at least from the shoulders up does positively contribute to not only the tutor-student relationship, but also enhances student attention. Our tutors use free-standing white boards quite extensively. Most tutors find it most comfortable focusing the document camera on the white board, with them standing in the view as they tutor. They comment that it's like  face-to-face tutoring sessions that way!

Lynn Schmitz
Assistant Director
ACCESS Peer Assisted Learning
Division of Academic Affairs
Founders Library 393 | DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828
815-753-0499 | [log in to unmask]

The secret in education is to respect the learner.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Izzy De Leon
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:11 PM
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Subject: Online Tutoring

We are piloting online tutoring services at UT-Austin and we were wondering if other universities and colleges with online tutoring services require students that are receiving tutoring to show their face using their webcam? Or, if it is not required, how does the tutor handle this?

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