- Is there any form of compensation other than to be part of an amazing experience?
- Is there a particular day/time I need to be available?
- How many hours of work will this require?
- Will there be training on how to become a tutor/co-tutor in this type of course?
- What’s the difference between tutors and co-tutors?
- When will I know if I’m selected?
All those who collaborate on this project are volunteers and driven by the wish to make this experiment happen. Although there is no possible financial compensation for tutors, the invested efforts can be recognized within the European Language Portfolio (personal “language passport/biography”).
SCHEDULE (tutors and co-tutors)
The synchronous sessions and the synchronous “cafés/meet-ups” will be scheduled accordingly to a timetable that fits best both for the American and the French participants. Everything else can take place asynchronously. A regular day-to-day check of the forum discussions however is required. For each week of the (m)OOC we will define at least two referent tutors who will be the privileged contact persons during 7 days.
WORKLOAD (tutors and co-tutors)
At least 3 hours weekly will be necessary during phase 1 (3 weeks). During the 4 weeks of phase 2 (quadrem-tutors and co-tutors) the amount of hours has to be determined accordingly to the number of quadrems and tutors willing to continue after the four first weeks. Additionally, for both tutors and co-tutors the attendance of the 4 weeks of pre-training is required (see below).
A training session (“pre-(m)OOC”) is planned from October 26th to November 22nd, 2015. During 4 weeks, tutors and co-tutors will try out the learning environment and the methods of the (m)OOC by themselves (i.e. pair-feedback, collaborative work, synchronous session…). The team will inform them about the different stages, the way of working with the platform and the rules of their dutybook. An agreement on pedagogical guidelines will be concluded to let the tutor/co-tutor know when and how he should or not intervene. This time will also be used to answer various questions.
In phase 2 the work of the tutors is split into two roles: “tutors” and “co-tutors”. The tutor is in charge of the animation of a group, the co-tutor’s mission is to assist him. So as a co-tutor you watch all the synchronous sessions of the groups you follow. The required skills to become co-tutor (at least two languages) and the duration of involvement (12 weeks) are the same as for tutors, it’s the mode of intervention in phase 2 that changes. You don’t need to look through the preparatory materials for the synchronous sessions, you are mainly there to give linguistic support (if any!) to the learners. Contrary to the tutors who lead only one group, as a co-tutor you may follow up to two groups. After the synchronous sessions, you help the tutors give feedback to the learners (checking syntheses done by the learners, revive some discussion points in the forums).
||assist the animator:
• attend synchronous sessions
• give feedback
|Rhythm||give rhythm||follow the rhythm given
by the tutor
|Monitoring||1 group||up to 2 groups|
|Training||12 weeks altogether:
4 weeks of pre-(m)OOC
8 weeks of the main (m)OOC
|master at least:
• one sign language (ASL or LSF)
• one written language (English or French)
Once you registered, you receive an e-mail with the schedule of the (m)OOC and the steps to follow. If you don’t meet the requirements to take part as a tutor in this first (m)OOC session, or if there are already too many people enrolled, you will be contacted anyway and, if applicable, we will offer you to take part in a later session.