Redesign and Development of e-Mentor Short Training Program for e-Learning Courses Based on ‘3C+C’ Model
Naoko Kasami, J. F. Oberlin University, Japan ; Toshihiko Takeuchi, Ibaraki University, Japan ; Takeshi Matsuda, Kentaro Sudo, Yutaka Saito, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this research is to redesign e-Mentor Short Training Program for e-Learning courses. e-Mentor is one of e-Learning Professionals who support and motivate learners for continuing learning. The e-Mentor Short Training Program is to cultivate new e-mentors who acquire minimum essential skills for e-mentoring within short period of time. The authors redesigned and developed new e-Mentor Short Training Program, by analyzing and finding problems of the previous version of program. The new program was developed based on the "3C+C" Model. The "3C+C" Model is composed of  Case Study, CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning), and  Classroom Interaction. Case study is introduced as main assignments of this program, and it is integrated into CSCL and Classroom Interaction, which brings synergy effects successfully. The trainees were generally satisfied with the program and had more  Confidence to work as new e-mentors after the redesigned training program.
Kasami, N., Takeuchi, T., Matsuda, T., Sudo, K. & Saito, Y. (2008). Redesign and Development of e-Mentor Short Training Program for e-Learning Courses Based on ‘3C+C’ Model. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 5113-5118). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).