As the education system in Newfoundland and Labrador moves away from the traditional model for distance education towards a web-based, e-learning model, schools and the administrators and teachers who staff them will have to adapt to new roles. These new roles will have to reflect an increase in the number of courses that are offered through distance education, along with an ever-changing technology that will be required for students to access these courses.
This article will consider the role of the school-based or mediating teacher in the new model of distance education offered by the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI). The initially discussion will be a review and commentary of the literature surrounding the role of school-based teachers in the traditional distance education system to the new web-based, e-learning model. This will lead into a consideration of the duties and time commitment of the school-based or mediating teacher during the CDLI’s first year of implementation.