Learning Globally Using Collaborative Technology
Post by Michael Caton, Collaboration Evangelist, WebExPhil Leigh of Inside Digital Media has an interesting podcast with Dr. John Stuppy president of TutorVista, a one-on-one virtual tutoring service. TutorVista turns the tutoring model on its ear, most students will subscribe for $100 per month and have unlimited access to tutors to help them with a range of subjects. These students would largely be either high school or college students looking for help in a given subject or subjects. TutorVista tutors are full-time employees that are globally dispersed, have advanced degrees and use a virtual whiteboard application (it’s WebEx) and VoIP to interact one-on-one with students. TutorVista has an advantage over traditional tutoring companies in that the company doesn’t have to be concerned about scaling physical infrastructure, i.e. classrooms, with demand. Read more.