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From face to face to e-mentoring: does the 'e' add any value for mentors?

From face to face to e-mentoring: does the 'e' add any value for mentors?

Shrestha, Celayne Heaton, May, Steve, Edirisingha, Palitha, Burke, Linda and Linsey, Tim (2009) From face to face to e-mentoring: does the 'e' add any value for mentors? International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20 (2). pp. 116-124. ISSN 1812-9129

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Abstract

For many years, face-to-face peer mentoring has been a feature of learning support provided to first year
undergraduate students at one university in the UK. Building on the success of these initiatives,
a scheme has been developed at this institution in which first-year undergraduates are mentored by
second- and third-year students through a variety of media, both face-to-face and electronic. A research study was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of scheme, part of which involved undertaking a series of interviews with the e-mentors who participated over the course of two years.
In presenting the findings, this paper discusses the commonalities that emerged and between face-toface
and e-mentoring; reflects on ways in which use of the electronic medium adds to the generic benefits of mentoring; shows that e-mentoring impacts differently on mentors and mentees; and highlights some of the particular challenges e-mentoring presents to mentors. The implications for the selection and training of mentors are discussed in the final section of the paper

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: face-to-face peer mentoring, learning support
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7450

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