Graham Lewis, Centre for Academic Practice, University of Warwick
All educational establishments are currently wrestling with the issues raised by entering the world of eTeaching – the use of internet technologies in teaching and learning. Most obvious and perhaps the easiest to deal with is the provision of suitable infrastructure and tools for information and communication technology (ICT), but equally important, and much more difficult to deal with, is preparing the tutor to teach in these new environments. Provision of services and of staff development are interdependent and we cannot discuss the later without reference to the former. In this article I will look at the options open to HE institutions in enabling their staff to be effective eTeachers and, in particular, at one approach we have explored at Warwick.