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Telementoring and WEBCT : supporting students at a distance

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Phillipa SturgessPhillipa Sturgess, Mark KennedyMark Kennedy
There is a widespread recognition that mentoring programs aimed at first year students will help to reduce student attrition rates and improve academic performance amongst this group. This paper will look at a mentoring program developed to support distance education students enrolled at Central Queensland University. The history of this program and factors that affect its success are discussed. The recent adoption of online technologies provided by the learning management system, WebCT, has provided new opportunities for communication and community building for volunteer mentors in this program. Issues raised and the potential to extend the use of WebCT to other aspects of support for distance education students are discussed.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

16th ODLAA Biennial Forum Conference Proceedings ‘Sustaining Quality Learning Environments.

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

01/01/2003

Finish Date

18/06/2003

ISBN-10

0975132601

Location

Canberra, A.C.T

Publisher

ODLAA

Place of Publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. Forum

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