Janet Macdonald, Open University in Scotland, UK
Dr Janet Macdonald is Learning and Teaching Coordinator for the Open University in Scotland. She has first hand experience of being both a distance student and tutor, and now provides staff development for others. She has a doctorate in online course design and assessment, and has directed a variety of studies in the use of online communities for supporting distance tutors.
Volume 2, Chapter 5 - Exploring the Potential of Online Communities of Practice for Distance Tutors