The Emotionally Intelligent Online Tutor foregrounds the tutor within online and blended learning environments, and focusses on desirable skills, qualities and attributes for effective tutoring. It analyses these qualities in relation to prominent psychological constructs, such as emotional intelligence, and the exploration of their value in practice.
This book is focussed on the tutoring of adult learners undertaking study within higher education, commonly on a part-time basis whilst studying vocationally relevant degree programmes. However, the contents are applicable and generalisable to those tutoring within informal environments, such as Massive Open Online Courses. Prominent social constructivist models of e-learning are critiqued with alternative actions provided for tutors now practicing in a digital age. The book provides a conceptual model that represents an interpretation of effective practice in a blended learning context.
This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and postgraduate students in the field of education and for e-tutors delivering online and blended courses. Furthermore, it will be useful for those undertaking teacher training, psychology and counselling courses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – E-tutoring: Introduction and Context
Chapter 2 – Emotional Intelligence and its Value for Tutors in Higher Education
Chapter 3 – The Utility of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) for Identifying Effective Tutors in Online and Blended Learning Contexts
Chapter 4 – Emotional Intelligence: Trait-Based Models and their Utility for Tutors in Online and Blended Learning Contexts
Chapter 5 – Motivation and the Adult Learner in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Chapter 6 – Analysis of Prominent Distance Education Theorisations to Explore Developing Relations in Online and Blended Learning
Chapter 7 – Effective Teaching in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Chapter 8 – E-tutor Competences, Skills and Beliefs
Chapter 9 – Developing Effective E-tutors
Chapter 10 – Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring
Chapter 11 – Emotionally Intelligent Tutors and Tutoring: A Summary and Concluding Thoughts
Appendix 1 – An Andragogical Model for Adult Learners Studying in Blended Learning Contexts
Appendix 2 – Course Experience Questionnaire
Appendix 3 – Revised Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ)
Andrew Youde is Acting Head of Department of Education and Community Studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK.