All Title Author
Keywords Abstract


E-mentoring as a Critical E-learning Approach: The Impact of Social Presence on E-mentoring

DOI: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B1001, PP. 1-3

Keywords: E-learning, E-mentoring, Learning, Mentoring, Social Presence Theory

Full-Text   Cite this paper   Add to My Lib

Abstract:

One important form of e-learning is e-mentoring. Virtual mentoring can occur within the context of formal organiza- tional programs or develop spontaneously between individuals online. While e-mentoring is burgeoning as a practice, theoretical research related to this important phenomenon has been limited. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that social presence theory presents a useful conceptual framework for understanding mentors’ willingness to participate in e-mentoring relationship and on their satisfaction. In sum, mentoring relationships that offer a blended approach with both high and low social presence forms of computer-mediated-communication (CMC) will be more satisfying to men- tors than those with low social presence CMC forms only. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

References

[1]  D. Clutterbuck, “Coaching the team at work,” United Kingdom: Intercultural Press, 2007.
[2]  E. A. Ensher and Murphy, “Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Make the Most out of Their Relationships,” Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California, 2005.
[3]  E. A. Ensher and S. E. Murphy, “E-mentoring: Next Generation Research Strategies and Suggestions. In B.R. RAGINS, & K.E. KRAM (Eds.),” The handbook of mentoring at work: Theory, Research and Practice,2007.
[4]  Y. Farbey, “The Global Growth of E-learning,”2013, Available Online at: http://thestartupmagazine.co.uk/index.php/global-growth-e-learning/
[5]  E. A. Ensher, C. Heun and A. Blanchard, “Online Mentoring and Computer-mediated Communication: New Directions in Research,” Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2003, pp. 264-288. doi:10.1016/S0001-8791(03)00044-7
[6]  P. B. Single, C. B. Muller, C. M. Cunningham, R. M. Single and W. S. Carlsen, “Mentornet—E-mentoring for Women Students in Science and Engineering,” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2005, pp. 295-309. doi:10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v11.i3.60
[7]  S. C. de Janasz, E. A. Ensher and C. Heun, “Virtual Relationships and Real Benefits: Using E-mentoring to Connect Business Students with Practicing Managers,” Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnerships in Learning, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2008, pp. 394-411. doi:10.1080/13611260802433775
[8]  M. Higgins and K. Kram, “Reconceptualizing Mentoring at Work: A Developmental Network Perspective,” The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2001, pp. 264-288.
[9]  S. An and R. Lipscomb, “Instant Mentoring: Sharing Wisdom and Getting Advice Online with E-mentoring,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 110, No. 8, 2010, pp. 1150-1155.
[10]  J. Headlam-Wells, J. Gosland and J. Craig, “There’s Magic in the Web: E-mentoring for Women’s Career Development,” Career Development International, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2005, pp. 444-459. doi:10.1108/13620430510620548
[11]  J. Short, E. Williams and B. Christie, “The Social Psychology of Telecommunications,” London: John Wiley & Sons, 1976.
[12]  C. M. Harms, “The Effects of Media Type and Personal Relationship on Perceptions of Social Presence,” Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 65, No. 9, 2005.
[13]  J. B. Arbaugh, “Virtual Classroom Characteristics and Student Satisfaction with Internet-based MBA Courses,” Journal of Management Education, Vol. 24, No. 32, 2000, pp. 32-53. doi:10.1177/105256290002400104
[14]  W. M. Murphy, “From E-mentoring to Blended Mentoring: Increasing Student’s Developmental Initiation and Mentors’s Satisfaction,” Academy of Management Learning & Education, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011, pp. 606-622. doi:10.5465/amle.2010.0090
[15]  A. Y. Wang and M. H. Newlin, “Online Lectures: Benefits for the Virtual Classroom,” The Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2001, pp. 17-24.
[16]  R. Feris, M. A. Gimeno, D. Pinazo, G. Ortet, V. Carrero, M. Sanchiz and I. Ibanez, “Online Chat Rooms: Virtual Spaces of Interaction for Socially Oriented People,” Cyberpsychology & Behavior, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Vol. 5, No. 43-51, 2002, pp. 299-322.
[17]  J. D. Meister and K. Willyerd, “Mentoring Millennials,” Harvard Business Review, May 2010, pp. 1-4.

Full-Text

comments powered by Disqus

Contact Us

service@oalib.com

QQ:3279437679

微信:OALib Journal