Student Attitudes And Preferences Toward An E-Mentoring Program: A Survey of Journalism Students ARTICLE
Jamie Switzer, Ralph Switzer, Colorado State University, United States
International Journal on E-Learning Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
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.
Switzer, J. & Switzer, R. (2015). Student Attitudes And Preferences Toward An E-Mentoring Program: A Survey of Journalism Students. International Journal on E-Learning, 14(1), 97-112. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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