ERIC Number: EJ860486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Using E-Mentoring to Sustain Distance Training and Education
Homitz, Daniel James; Berge, Zane L.
Learning Organization, v15 n4 p326-335 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine e-mentoring as a way to sustain distance training and education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes a framework for sustaining distance training and education by adding e-mentoring (mentoring over the internet). It also explores the role of mentors, the benefits of the programs to the mentor and the sponsoring organizations, and ways of overcoming challenges faced by e-mentoring in distance training and education. Findings: One effective and cost-effective way to monitor and improve the effectiveness of training and education in the workplace is to involve expert peers, subject matter experts, and managers in a mentoring or coaching capacity. Originality/value: The article shows a cost-effective way to monitor and improve the effectiveness of training and education in the workplace.
Descriptors: Mentors, Distance Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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