ERIC Number: ED450721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Virtual Organizations, Virtual Mentoring, and At-Risk Youth: Implementation of a New Metacommunity.
Facemyer, Kevin C.; Peterson, Nils S.
Forty high school students from different areas in the western United States collaborated on a year-long project designed to prepare youth for successful school-to-life transitions. The predominant mechanisms of interaction were e-mail, synchronous chats, and shared threaded writing posted in a virtual space via the Internet. This paper presents four perspectives on the curriculum and online interactions designed to prepare youth for successful school-to-life transitions. Discussed is the role of advanced technology in relation to success, outreach, partnerships, and communities. After a description of the project, discussion moves to the lessons learned, the policy issues raised, and the best ways technology should be used in the future. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Education Work Relationship, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Information Technology, Online Systems, Technology Integration, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/proceedings.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: With John Emerson, Claire Van Wingerden, and Tomikia Perkins. In: EDUCAUSE '99: Celebrating New Beginnings. [Proceedings] (Long Beach, CA, October 26-29, 1999); see IR 020 580. Figures may not reproduce adequately.