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Student Attitudes and Preferences Toward an E-Mentoring Program
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, , , Colorado State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide new opportunities for mentoring, eliminating the need for a synchronous meeting. We report the findings of a survey that measured university student perceptions of the roles and expectations of online mentors and the likelihood of using an online mentor if given the opportunity. Nearly two-thirds of students would accept an online mentor if given the opportunity, with sophomores and juniors, females, communication online with familiar persons, and the importance attached to a mentor as a model positively related to choosing an e-mentor. Recommendations for e-mentoring programs are given.

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Switzer, J., Stanley, L. & Switzer, R. (2012). Student Attitudes and Preferences Toward an E-Mentoring Program. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2073-2081). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 2, 2020 from .

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