eCampusAlberta launches online tutoring service

March 31, 2014

eCampusAlberta has launched a new online tutoring service, eTutor Alberta, that will provide students from 9 Alberta PSE institutions with support on written assignments. eCampusAlberta Executive Director Tricia Donovan explains that the initiative will be supported by student services executives across eCampusAlberta’s member institutions. Students will submit papers online to be reviewed by a tutor; they will also have the opportunity to ask the tutors specific questions through the “eQuestion” feature, and feedback will be provided within 24-48 hours. “eCampusAlberta is responsible for the vision and foresight that brought eTutor Alberta to life,” says Stefanie Ivan, Senior Consultant with Academica Group and Project Lead for the eTutor Alberta pilot. “While postsecondary institutions are often collaborative by nature, a consortium is dependent upon ‘big picture’ thinkers to look at opportunities from a Campus Alberta perspective, and that’s what eCampusAlberta effectively did.” The service was developed in partnership with BCcampus, which licenses the online tutoring model in Canada from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium. eCampusAlberta News Release