Virtual peer mentoring: can we create a community of peer-supported learners?

Gannon-Leary, Pat, Watson, Cate and Smailes, Joanne (2007) Virtual peer mentoring: can we create a community of peer-supported learners? In: Cognition and exploratory learning in digital age conference (CELDA 2007),International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 7-9 December 2007, Algarve, Portugal.

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This paper reports on an investigation into peer mentoring at Northumbria University, the results of which indicated that students would welcome a peer mentoring scheme but that, given the piecemeal nature of contact between mentor and mentee, a virtual peer mentoring scheme was more appropriate than one conducted face-to-face. A concurrent project at Northumbria University was engaged in investigating student use of the University's virtual learning environment, the eLearning Portal (eLP). Results of this project gave some indication of what might inhibit the introduction of a virtual peer mentoring scheme based around the eLP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mentoring, learning
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 10:51
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 22:35

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