Tutoring action plan
In the general framework of the EHEA, tutoring is a considerable part of the university teaching-learning process and a strategy to encourage improvement.
In this respect, the URV is committed to implementing a process of academic tutoring that will provide integral, quality education with a student-centred learning model in which the information and communication technologies have a leading role.
Academic tutoring is regarded as a permanent support process that provides answers to the problems and needs of a student’s life at university, particularly at those moments when they have to take decisions. The tutoring model must be flexible and accessible both for the students and tutors, and must lead to a change in the concept and the perception that the university community has of academic tutoring.
Therefore, a pilot project was initiated for the programmes of study in Economics and Oenology with the aim of testing, on the one hand, the tutoring model and its adaptability to particular contexts, and on the other, the Virtual Tutoring Space, a technological tool designed to facilitate the management and development of tutoring.
The Virtual Tutoring Space is a technological tool designed to facilitate the management and development of academic tutoring.
Through a series of planning, communication, monitoring, evaluation and management tools, it provides:
- A longitudinal vision of a student’s learning process from the beginning of his/her degree course to the end.
- Access to information
- Communication and monitoring tools
- Automatic mechanisms for arranging tutorials (both face-to-face and on-line).
- Combined work spaces for student and tutor, or student and student.