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The Stages of Learning n Online Tutoring
Online tutoring is the most convenient means of learning in today’
s world. While it brings along a lot of benefits in the form of flexibility of timing and easy accessibility of the tutor at the click of a button or by means of a software etc., however, the process of learning has to be methodical. There are 5 stages of learning in the domain of Onli
ne Tutoring as outlined by Gilly Salmon in 2000 in his publication “E
A Key to Teaching and Learning Online.”
The 5 Stages of Learning in Online Tutoring are as follows:
Access and motivation
The first stage involves setting up of the system or platform for the delivery of the online tutoring. The necessary tools in the form of a steady internet connection, computer, software or an application for video conferencing etc. should be accessible for both the tutor and the student. Also, the tutor should be optimistic and motivating enough for the student to gain confidence about the online tutoring course. The online tutor should also be welcoming enough in order to strike a chord of comfort between the student and the tutor to facilitate learning in a stress free environment. 2.
An online tutor or an e-moderator should be approachable. The channel of communication should be open and there should be cognizance about the fact that there might be cultural, socio-economic and other differences between the tutor and the student. Keeping the possibility of differences in mind an environment of learning should be established. There should be constant communication between