ERIC Number: ED440871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Portals: A Window into Telemonitoring Relationships in Project-Based Computational Science Classes.
Tsikalas, Kallen; McMillan-Culp, Katherine; Friedman, Wendy; Honey, Margaret
The Portals project examined the roles, functions, and strategies that students, teachers, and mentors bring to complex on-line, project-based learning experiences. Data for the study consisted of site observations, interviews, student work samples, and videotaped project presentations from twelve project-based mentoring relationships that were conducted entirely or partially on-line. From these data, the study identified approximately 30 strategies/functions exercised by students, mentors, and teachers in creating and maintaining on-line mentoring relationships. The study then classified these strategies/functions according to Levin's (1995) taxonomy for describing and supporting networked educational interactions. Levin's categories include: structure, process, mediation, community building, and institutional structure. The paper concludes with recommendations for improving telementoring designs. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).