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Volume 3 Number 1, Spring 2006, Pages 1-175   


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An Analysis of the Role of Teacher in Distance Learning: A Comparative Study of the Instructor in

    Gui Ying


With the rapid development of modern information technology, distance learning has become a very popular education mode. Special features of distance education lead to the new roles of the teacher in this new environment and request a brand new teacher-student relationship. Based on her experience, the author uses the "instructor" in SUNY Learning Network of the US and the "tutor" in Bewai Online College in China as cases to analyze how a teacher should function in the distance-learning environment. Hopefully through the comparison and contrast of these two cases more pedagogical principles in distance education will be revealed for the benefit of distance educators.