ERIC Number: ED495861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Reference Count: 14
Creating an E-Mentoring Community. Information Brief. Volume 5, Issue 4
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
This brief provides an example of how to create and sustain an e-mentoring community to promote the success of youth with disabilities in school, careers, and other life experiences. Established in 1992, the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) e-mentoring community may have been the first intentional Internet-based mentoring community for teenagers with disabilities. Its value has been documented in research and reflected in the successful lives of its participants and the willingness of those who were once proteges in the program to become e-mentors themselves. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Systems, Social Networks, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Special Programs, Special Needs Students
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.