The e-teacher professional dimension
Although the role of online academic will continue to change as online learning environments become more prevalent and better understood, by clearly defining roles and competences universities can perhaps control the impact of change and indeed shape change. (Briggs, 2005)
If NCL approaches are to yield quality results, adequate resources are required. This means investing not so much in technological infrastructure as in human resources, in the capacity of the teacher and/or tutor to communicate and to manage collaborative learning processes.
Assuming that teaching staff possess sufficient disciplinary knowledge and teaching expertise, the question lies in developing competencies related to TEL: computer ...