Thursday, September 07, 2006

Podcast with Wesley Wasmundt - Experienced Online Mentor/Tutor and Coordinator of UIS Program

Wesley Wasmundt is currently with the U of I Alumni Association ( He served as an online class tutor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York and as coordinator of the UIS online peer tutor program.

Wesley outlines the ABC's of successful online peer tutor/mentoring:
  • Accesibility/Accountability
  • Be encouraging/ Be informative
  • Clarify
  • 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.


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