E-Mentoring: A New Approach in Mentoring
Mentoring goes long time back in history, arising from the knowledge transfer through the expert to the apprentice. Mentoring is based on the ideal of the development of all stakeholders and improving the communication among them. E-mentoring is one of the different applications of mentoring which developed due to technological developments. It includes the effective use of communication tools in e-learning media, plus forming a base for planning and evaluation. Mentoring that includes different implementations based on the emergent technology takes social constructive learning as theoretical background. This study describes the models of mentoring and the factors that affect an effective mentoring process and e-mentoring process as a technology-based application. The academic studies about mentoring are still at the beginning level in Turkey, while they have already disseminated well enough in developing countries. E-mentoring process requires use of the communication tools in e-learning applications, creation of the structure of program planning and evaluation of the mentoring. E-mentoring should not be taken as an alternative to face to face mentoring. When considering e- mentoring different facilities like synchronous, specific and shared learning should be taken into account. Within the framework of e-learning, matching the mentors and mentees is as important as the technology used. Further studies carried on technology based mentoring will definitely serve the field.
Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: (90) (222) 335-0580 x 2743
Fax: (90) (222) 320-1304
Web page: http://www.anadolu.edu.tr/akademik/birim/genelBilgi/205/3429/1
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:12:y:2012:i:4:p:173-184. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Social Sciences Institute)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.