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ERIC Number: EJ1060966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Student Attitudes and Preferences toward an E-Mentoring Program: A Survey of Journalism Students
Switzer, Jamie; Switzer, Ralph
International Journal on E-Learning, v14 n1 p97-112 Jan 2015
Advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide new opportunities for mentoring, eliminating the need for a synchronous meeting. We report the findings of a survey that measured university student perceptions of the roles and expectations of online mentors and the likelihood of using an online mentor if given the opportunity. Nearly two-thirds of students would accept an online mentor if given the opportunity, with sophomores and juniors, females, communication online with familiar persons, and the importance attached to a mentor as a model positively related to choosing an e-mentor. Recommendations for e-mentoring programs are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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