ERIC Number: ED419505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Students as Mentors of Technology.
Smith-Stoner, Marilyn; Grower, Kathy; Jendresen, Vennie Bobis; LaMonte, Hilary; Weber, Todd
In this paper, five doctoral students at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), calling themselves the New Technology Group (NTG), describe their research on online communication as a method of inquiry. The focus of the inquiry is to contribute to the formal knowledge base of adult online learning, the impact and possible benefits of more advanced computer-based technologies through student-mentored technology enhancements. The NTG is studying how various modes of online communications (synchronous and asynchronous, videoconferencing, and chat groups) impact experience, styles of communication, and need for skills as students in the online medium. Highlights of this paper include: collaboration; student mentors; action-reflection cycles; obtaining instructor feedback; systems application; quotes from NTG members describing their experiences; technical angst; application to online learning; and videoconferencing equipment. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: NECC '98: Proceedings of the National Educating Computing Conference (19th, San Diego, CA, June 22-24, 1998); see IR 018 902.