Virtual Mentorship as an Advanced Method of Knowledge and Experience Sharing and Network Building
AbstractAccess to advanced ideas, specific information, advanced expertise, accumulated experience and applicable knowledge are key competitive determinants of those that want to prosper in knowledge based society. In other words human capital is principal competitive advantage of knowledge based economies. Trends in today’s world are making us rethink the methods of delivering knowledge. In order to answer to those trends and as a proactive effort to foster their global competitiveness top students from two most influenced graduate schools (Faculty of Economics and Business and Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computing both within University of Zagreb) in Croatia gathered within eSTUDENT initiative and they have started project “Virtual Mentorship”. Its primary goal is to initialize and organize cooperation between senior undergraduate students from Croatian universities and acknowledged members of academic society and business world who live abroad but do have originated from Croatia. Purpose of the project is to establish mentor-protégé relationship between these two parties that will enable students to learn and improve their knowledge as well as gain new skills through quality virtual communication with respectable scientists and professionals. This project has a great potential and significance for development of Croatian system of education as well as for improvement of Croatian labor competitiveness in general. Its significance lies primarily on impacts that Virtual Mentorship has on educational system.
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Date of creation: 21 Jan 2008
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mentorship; virtual; knowledge sharing; networking; distance learning;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-03-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-03-01 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-03-01 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-ICT-2008-03-01 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-KNM-2008-03-01 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-NET-2008-03-01 (Network Economics)
- NEP-PPM-2008-03-01 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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