Literature Review on Telementoring in K-12 Schools
Zahra Punja, University of Toronto, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this paper, I will outline the emergence of telementoring as a result of the innovation of Internet technologies. A review of the literature will be provided on traditional face-to-face mentoring and the basis for telementoring. In this introduction, I will highlight the origins, definition, purpose and context of mentoring relationships. Then I will outline some misconceptions of mentoring, by reaffirming them with the actual role of mentors and protégés in mentoring relationships. Also, I will highlight some of the benefits as well as the difficulties mentors and protégés usually experience in mentoring relationships. I will provide an overview of the history of telementoring, the types of telementoring programs, the changed roles of mentors and protégés as a result of the nature of the medium, the benefits and difficulties of telementoring relationships, and finally the impacts of telementoring on society.
Punja, Z. (2007). Literature Review on Telementoring in K-12 Schools. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2436-2441). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).