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Evaluating the Outcomes of an eMentoring Program ARTICLE


Journal of Educational Technology Systems Volume 39, Number 1, ISSN 0047-2395


While the term mentor can mean different things to different people, a true mentoring relationship is “characterized by a richness of interdependence between two people” (O'Neill, Wagner, & Gomez, 1996, p. 42). In the last 20 years, mentoring has become more popular in education. The increased interest in mentoring has resulted in part from the development and increased popularity of e-mail and other forms of electronic communication. At Central University we have been conducting an e-mentoring program with the Philadelphia School District. This program pairs teacher candidates from an educational technology class with students from predominately African-American, inner-city elementary and middle schools. These teacher candidates were required to mentor these students while they were working on a school science project. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of this e-mentoring program upon attitudes and potential behaviors of teacher candidates. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)


Penny, C. & Bolton, D. (2011). Evaluating the Outcomes of an eMentoring Program. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 39(1), 17-30. Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .

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