chapter  Chapter 1
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Introduction and context
ByAndrew Youde

This chapter establishes the book's purpose and key definitions used within. These include definitions for online learning, blended learning and digital literacies, with the discussions developed to introduce effective e-tutoring within higher education. The e-tutoring context is discussed where e-tutors commonly practice, which includes an introduction to learners' personal learning networks. The challenge of effective peer-to-peer interaction is considered alongside the value of social constructivist models of e-learning for e-tutors.