Tutoring has been practiced at the University of Ljubljana since 2007. Tutoring is carried out by students who help students, especially younger students, with acquiring study-related information and learning. During my time as a tutor, I noticed that tutoring could be improved. Many students are not familiar with the tutoring system or are unsure of how it works. Some faculties offer fragmented study-related information throughout various media and students, therefore, find it easier to turn to classmates, colleagues, and teaching assistants for help, instead of to tutors.
This thesis presents the prototype of the eTutor web application which offers support for students and tutors at the University of Ljubljana. The planning and development of the Web application are based on the questionnaire in which we asked students of the University of Ljubljana about their way of acquiring study-related information and about their requested functionalities that the eTutor web application should have. Their responses show that even though the respondents rather ask for help personally, they would still like to have a Web application for interaction with tutors.
The developed prototype covers most of the functionalities that the respondents mentioned they would like to have. By implementing these functionalities we provided students with a single point of access for the relevant study-related information and provided tutors with a single point for carrying out their tutoring activities, which includes helping students and writing the final tutoring report. The benefits of using this application for students are greater awareness and access to learning materials and a more uniform and semi-automated work for tutors.