Face?to?face Versus Online Tutoring Support in Distance Education

L. Price
J.T. Richardson
A. Jelfs


The experiences of students taking the same course by distance learning were compared when tutorial support was provided conventionally or online. Study 1 was a quantitative survey using an adapted version of the course experience questionnaire and the revised approaches to study inventory. Study 2 was another quantitative survey using the academic engagement form. Study 3 was an interview-based examination of the students conceptions of tutoring and tuition. In all three studies,, the students receiving online tutoring reported poorer experiences than those receiving face-to-face tutoring. Study 3 shows that tutoring was seen not only as an academic activity but also as a highly valued pastoral activity.


APA Citation

Price, L., Richardson, J. T., & Jelfs, A. (2007). Face?to?face versus online tutoring support in distance education. Studies in Higher Education, 32(1), 1-20.

About the Study

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Mode Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Studies in Higher Education
Type of Research Mixed methods
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study Tutoring or academic support
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size 0-99
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