Instructional Design Project: Tutor Training Procedures for the Online Learning Academy
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm HST
Duration: 20 minutes
The Online Learning Academy hires undergraduate and graduate students to tutor Hawaii public students in math and science. Some tutors have had experience tutoring students, while others have not. In most all of the cases, tutors have not had experience with tutoring students online. This instructional design project provided tutors with information on program policies, best practices for distance learning and teaching strategies for creating the best user (tutee) experience possible. Framework for the instructional module was based upon the Dick & Carey method for instructional design (1990). The module was created in Weebly using a mixture of multi-media tools, such as recorded presentations, images and videos. Data was collected using feedback surveys and module assessments created with Google Documents – Forms. After completing the instructional module, tutors were able to consistently provide a positive learning experience for all students attending the Online Learning Academy.