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ERIC Number: EJ787959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Technology: Mentors on the Net: Extending Learning through Telementoring
Siegle, Del
Gifted Child Today, v26 n4 p51-54, 63 Fall 2003
Parents, classroom teachers, and teachers of the gifted cannot be all things to the young people in their charge. The nature and diversity of gifted students' interests demand resources beyond the confines of the school and sometimes beyond the confines of the community. These demands demonstrate the need for mentors and other resources. One of the fastest growing areas of mentoring is telementoring, also known as virtual mentoring, e-mentoring (Nash, 2001), or iMentoring (Buery, n.d.). The general goal of most telementoring programs is to provide individualized academic, motivational, and emotional support by using technology to bring adults into children's school experiences. This article describes telementoring, enumerates some of its unique advantages over traditional mentoring, and discusses its benefits for teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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