Supplemental, personalized online tutoring is critical to student success in e-learning, and many institutions offer synchronous tutoring support, with programs such as Smarthinking. However, it’s not necessary to invest in an expensive package. Instead, individual instructors and tutors can easily set up online tutoring and work directly with their students. In addition, online whiteboards are sometimes open source, and they can be used in conjunction with open source solutions for open source webinars.
- webcam capabilities
- file sharing
- pointers, etc.
A Final Thought: Perhaps the most powerful solution to online tutoring is to connect to online videos, and useful content. Exam preparation is particularly tricky without a tutor because it is all too tempting to simply study what you know, and not what you need to know.