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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

This paper presents a pilot e-tutoring program on mathematics and ancient Greek realized through Blackboard Collaborate and focusing on the support of 58 students of lower secondary education. Two teachers for each subject provided daily two hour support to students. In addition the results of a research conducted using a questionnaire answered by the students involved in the program after the latter’s completion are also presented. The results show that 6 out of 10 students participated in etutoring sessions. Their satisfaction exceeded 90%, while the program’s acceptance exceeded 94%. Moreover the results indicate no correlations between gender, personal involvement with web 2.0 tools and knowledge of computer use. Finally, the students related their satisfaction to the e-tutor’s role as a facilitator, something that puts forward the need for further investigation of the educator’s role.

Keywords :

: e-tutoring, secondary education, satisfaction

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