ERIC Number: ED472832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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When Email and Mentoring Unite: The Implementation of a Nationwide Electronic Mentoring Program--MentorNet, the National Electronic Industrial Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science.
Single, Peg Boyle; Muller, Carol B.
Electronic mentoring (e-mentoring) programs are providing unprecedented opportunities for establishing mentoring relationships. E-mentoring is the merger of mentoring with electronic communications and links mentors with proteges independent of geography or scheduling constraints. In this case study, the authors apply a model of structured mentoring to the implementation of MentorNet (www.mentornet.net), a nationwide structured e-mentoring program for women engineering and science students, to identify issues related to the use of electronic communications as a delivery system for mentoring and to being the development of best practices for e-mentoring. The discussion covers the three phases of the model: (1) planning, including recruitment, managing expectations, and matching process; (2) structured implementation, including training, coaching, and community building; and (3) assessment, including involvement, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Engineering Education, Females, Higher Education, Mentors, Models, Training
American Society for Training and Development, 1640 King Street, Box 1443
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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