Virtual peer mentoring: Can we create a community of peer-supported learn?

Pat Gannon-Leary, Cate Watson, Joanne Smailes

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Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into peer mentoring at Northumbria University, the results of which indicated that students would welcome a peer mentoring scheme but that, given the piecemeal nature of contact between mentor and mentee, a virtual peer mentoring scheme was more appropriate than one conducted face-to-face. A concurrent project at Northumbria University was engaged in investigating student use of the University's virtual learning environment, the eLearning Portal (eLP). Results of this project gave some indication of what might inhibit the introduction of a virtual peer mentoring scheme based around the eLP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2007
Pages359-362
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2007 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 7 Dec 20079 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2007

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2007
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period7/12/079/12/07

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