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Since Arlene works in a Learning Center, I thought our colective wisdom
could help --Guillermo

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>Subject:      Academic Assistance to DE Students
>To: Multiple recipients of list DEOS-L <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Date:    Wed, 4 Dec 1996 17:02:46 -0800
>From:    Arlene Hoffman <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Aid for Distance Learning Students
>
>We are a relatively new community college with a learning center that
>provides extensive on-campus help for students in a variety of
>coursework.  At the present time, we require students to come to the
>learning center to get help.  No help has been provided over the
>telephone or computer lines.  We are now faced with distance learning
>situations where students will be taking courses over the internet
>and interactive classes taught at several campuses simultaneously.
>In addition, we offer a number of telecourses.  We've been charged
>with providing academic assistance to students in these types of
>classes.  What options are available for these distance learners to
>receive help without coming on campus?  Some obstacles we foresee:
>difficulty of tutoring over the telephone, students asking for help
>on take-home tests without telling tutors that the problems are test
>questions, lack of interaction over e-mail communications because of
>time factors...
>
>Has anyone had experience with this type of learning assistance?  And
>what procedures have you followed?  What methods of communication
>have you used?
>
>Thanks for any feedback.
>Arlene Hoffman
>First Alert Instructor
>St. Charles County Community College
>4601 MidRivers Mall Drive
>St. Peters, MO 63376
>Phone: (314) 922-8000 Ext. 4549
>Fax: (314) 922-8352
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Guillermo Uribe Ph D. Systems Support.
University Learning Center
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210041
Tucson AZ  85721-0041