To see or not to see; the withering boundaries of invisibility:A novice Kuwaiti tutor’s experience of teaching online

Al-Ali, Khadija (2022) To see or not to see; the withering boundaries of invisibility:A novice Kuwaiti tutor’s experience of teaching online. Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning.

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Abstract

This paper reports my experience as a first-time online tutor in a Kuwaiti college during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using autoethnography coupled with a feminist approach to research I analyse my experience and the challenges created for me in this new setting. Guided by my interests and tactics, I present the struggle of a novice tutor to manage her course and teach and support her students in what seemed to be a context which blurred the boundaries between face-to-face (FtF) and online settings in a unique way. I also present a narrative of students’ tactics, interests, and power which compelled the tutor to change her teaching approach and adapt it in a way that helped sail the students to successfully passing their module. This is a story of what seems to be an emerging context of invisibility (with hidden interests and clash of powers) distinctive of the Kuwaiti online context that materialised by choice and power.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning
ID Code:
167780
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Deposited On:
21 Mar 2022 10:55
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
04 May 2022 02:50