Communiqué (REFAD) - Student supervision being one of the determining elements associated with retention and success in distance education, the Francophone Distance Education Network of Canada (REFAD; www.refad.ca) is therefore undertaking a study on the preparation of new teachers and practitioners in FAD which will be put online in spring 2013.
As a first step, this study will make it possible to define the roles of the various actors in FAD and the specific skills sought by institutions or educational establishments when hiring staff responsible for supervising students. We will try to draw a parallel between the training received by ADF workers and the perception of those involved in this preparation in the face of the tasks and challenges they have to face in the field.
The study will also highlight the training and preparation of stakeholders in the supervision of distance learning students. We will look at two main types of training: that provided in institutions (continuing education or professional development, etc.), and credit training (specialized programs of university educational establishments).
The analysis of the results will allow us to identify and identify the successes and challenges relating to the preparation of ADF stakeholders. Finally, we hope to be able to identify certain recommendations that will promote the adoption of good practices within institutions with regard to the preparation of these stakeholders.
The questionnaire entitled: Remote supervision of students: Institutional questionnaire is aimed at representatives of educational institutions that are members and non-members of REFAD, who hire and supervise the staff responsible for the remote supervision of students.
The quiz has 22 questions and should take no more than 15-20 minutes of your time.
*** You can complete it, if possible before December 20, 2012, by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/