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Welcome to the eTutor Project WebSite

This WebSite contains information and working documents for the eTutor project that is being funded under the Next Generation Technologies and Practices strand of the JISC Capital Programme: Users and Innovation.


The eTutor project will explore the potential to develop and deliver education and training on-line using ubiquitous technologies, social networking and open source software, and freely available on-line resources.


It will do this through the re-development and piloting of two work-based skills modules originally produced for the Wales e-Training Network CertHE/Foundation Degree in e-Commerce. These modules were delivered as part of the CertHE during 2007 but are adaptable for use in other similar HE programmes and as stand alone skills development modules. The new versions of the modules will be created using learning resources already freely available on the Internet and will be delivered using a mix of Web 2.0 services and social networking software to create the on-line learning environment.


The modules will be designed to meet the academic quality standards necessary for validation as a components of Degree level programmes and will be subject to all normal university quality processes and procedures.


The broad aim of the eTutor project is to:


Explore the possibility of creating an effective on-line learning environment from currently available Web 2.0 services and social networking software, and to use this environment to deliver quality assured learning modules using existing on-line content and resources sourced globally.
The project objectives are to:
  • Apply the principles of the e-Framework to create a learning environment, using freely available software tools, based on user needs and specified collaboratively by learners and their on-line tutors.
  • Develop quality assured modules of higher level on-line learning, in partnership with the learners, using content and resources sourced from the Internet and based on discovery learning within a social constructivist pedagogic approach.
  • Pilot the modules with learners as part of a validated on-line HE programme and evaluate the experiences of both learners and tutors in a real institutional and social community context.
  • Draw conclusions about the current ability to create an effective service-oriented open-source on-line learning environment and to deliver a quality assured learning experience using freely available content and resources.


The eTutor project was funded by    as part of the Users and Innovation Programme



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