Four new institutions join WriteAway e-tutoring service

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Drumroll please: four new institutions will be joining WriteAway in the fall of 2014! A warm welcome to: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Selkirk College. These institutions join our six current participants: Camosun College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. We… Read more »


eCampusAlberta launches online tutoring pilot project modelled on WriteAway

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eTutor Alberta is a new online tutoring service sponsored by eCampusAlberta to provide learners with support for written assignments. Students from nine post-secondary institutions are participating in the initial phase of eTutor Alberta. Similar to our provincial WriteAway program, eTutor Alberta allows students to submit papers online to be reviewed by a tutor from any of the participating institutions. Benefits of eTutor Alberta Shared resources… Read more »


Over 500 students supported during WriteAway’s first year

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A pioneering group of six B.C. post-secondary institutions have pooled their resources to help hundreds of students online – extending valuable in-person learning support services. The WriteAway e-tutoring experiment has been so successful the group is looking to expand to other institutions and other subjects. One year ago these early adopters – College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and… Read more »


Lessons from Connecticut: how eTutoring works

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Distance and online learning has changed, and so has the need to support online learners. For students experiencing time or other constraints, eTutoring offers a way to get much-needed extra help. Carolyn Rogers It began in 2001 with a vision of creating a collaborative tutoring program to support online students at seven colleges in Connecticut. Now, over a decade later, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC)… Read more »


Collaborative Educational Services Update

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We’re in the process of adopting the name Collaborative Educational Services to be inclusive of both educational technology shared services (e.g., Moodle) as well as collaborative programs (e.g., Applied Business Technology) and services (e.g. eTutoring). (Note: we currently refer to these areas as Collaborative Programs and Shared Services.) This note is concerned specifically with the educational technology shared service area though – BCcampus now has 13 collaborative… Read more »