Designing the CloudBoard - an ICT tool for online tutoring in higher education
Stefan Nilsson, Monika Hattinger, Lennarth Bernhardsson, Lars Svensson, University West, Sweden
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper concerns online tutoring in higher education. Observation studies of online tutoring sessions in two masters level engineering courses were conducted where teachers on campus tutored students located at different manufacturing plants doing their masters project. The tutoring regarded problems surrounding the construction of advanced 3D-models for manufacturing and required the shared view of the 3D-models as well as synchronous voice communication, e-mail and image sharing using a flora of different services. While advanced screen sharing applications like WebEX and TeamViewer were central in the tutoring sessions, the research presented here focus on the tools that supplemented the use of the screen sharing applications. Addressing issues such as the need to record historical data to be able for teachers to follow the progression of the project, sharing media files between participants and discussing the results, we here present a system to support online tutoring in higher education.
Nilsson, S., Hattinger, M., Bernhardsson, L. & Svensson, L. (2011). Designing the CloudBoard - an ICT tool for online tutoring in higher education. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 589-592). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).