Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Online mentoring and peer support: - Lockyer L.; Patterson J.; Rowland G.; Hearne D.: Alt-J - Association for Learning Technology Journal
Friday, September 15, 2006
Podcast with Computer Science Professor Keith Miller Regarding Having an Online Mentor/Tutor in Class
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wesley outlines the ABC's of successful online peer tutor/mentoring:
- Be encouraging/ Be informative
- Discussion board facilitation
And, he gives real life examples of how peer mentors can directly intervene to keep students from dropping out of online programs.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
At the end of my first week "in school" I was panicked, confused and overwhelmed. It quickly became apparent that this virtual schooling was not going to be easy. To my colleagues, I am known as one of the most methodical individuals in my school district, yet in the online classroom I was disorganized.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
satisfaction of the wizards themselves.
Monday, August 07, 2006
6. Alternative staffing. By constructing support systems consisting of various kinds of instructional personnel, the projects apply the right level of human intervention to particular student problems. Not all tasks associated with a course require highly trained, expert faculty. By replacing expensive labor (faculty and graduate students) with relatively inexpensive labor (undergraduate peer mentors and course
assistants) where appropriate, the projects increase the person-hours devoted to the course and free faculty to concentrate on academic rather than logistical tasks.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
A major benefit to online mentorship is the opportunity for frequent, convenient communication between mentor and student. Weekly or even daily journals and communications can be sent between mentor and student via e-mail, providing an ongoing "dialogue" which supports the development of the mentor relationship and offers numerous opportunities for timely feedback on student questions, concerns and issues.
Brief report: new roles for tutors in an online classroom - Boria Sax, Journal of College Reading and Learning
FSU's ODDL believed that mentors would provide an appropriate level of distance and detachment from the institution, the instructor, and coursemates. Additionally, mentors would be better able to relate to the online learning population with its different demographic characteristics.