Research Article
The Tutoring Influences in Distance Education at El Oro Province Ecuador

Eudaldo Enrique Espinoza-Freire, Carlos R. Rojas-Garcia

APA 7th edition
Espinoza-Freire, E.E., & Rojas-Garcia, C.R. (2019). The Tutoring Influences In Distance Education At El Oro Province Ecuador. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1093-1099.

Espinoza-Freire E.E., and Rojas-Garcia C.R. 2019 'The Tutoring Influences In Distance Education At El Oro Province Ecuador', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1093-1099.
Chicago 16th edition
Espinoza-Freire Eudaldo Enrique, and Rojas-Garcia Carlos R.. "The Tutoring Influences In Distance Education At El Oro Province Ecuador," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1093-1099.


El Oro province undergoes a high rate of student’s withdrawal from distance courses offered by the local university. The distance education model gives for granted that the regular teachers are proficient for remote tutoring. This research attempts to reveal the state-of-art of this educative model in a provincial university. The study focused on a quantitative-qualitative explorative approach to determine, whether, if withdrawal is more frequent in introductory courses or not. Among the main causes for withdrawal were found: (1) the naive of learners in high education programs, (2) the inconsistency of the university proposals (academic and administrative) and; (3) the most important, the deficiencies in remote tutoring.

Keywords: Ecuador, distance education, remote tutoring, students’ withdrawal.


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