Collaborative Community Mentoring Program (C2MP): addressing the changing demands of a professional community of learners through engaging digital networks

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Reushle, Shirley. 2011. "Collaborative Community Mentoring Program (C2MP): addressing the changing demands of a professional community of learners through engaging digital networks." Williams, Gary, Statham, Peta, Brown, Noel and Cleland, B. (ed.) 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011). Hobart, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2011 Gold Coast, Australia.
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Collaborative Community Mentoring Program (C2MP): addressing the changing demands of a professional community of learners through engaging digital networks

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AuthorReushle, Shirley
EditorsWilliams, Gary, Statham, Peta, Brown, Noel and Cleland, B.
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011)
Number of Pages6
Year2011
Place of PublicationGold Coast, Australia
ISBN9781862956445
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/hobart11/procs/reushle.pdf
Conference/Event28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011)
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28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011)
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04 to end of 07 Dec 2011
Event Location
Hobart, Australia
Abstract

The notion of mentoring is ancient. The original mentor was described by Homer as the 'wise and trusted counsellor' who Odysseus left in charge of his household during his travels. In modern times, the concept of mentoring has found application in virtually every forum of learning. Greater use of communication technologies has provided significant opportunities for relationships to form and grow in digital environments and with the ease of linking dispersed individuals and groups using these technologies, opportunities for interaction and collaboration are extensive. This paper investigates the concept of collaborative mentoring in digital environments and explores strategies and technological tools for supporting and developing shared meaning and conducting rational discourse. The ascilite pilot Collaborative Community Mentoring Program (C²MP) is provided as an example. An early attempt at building a model for collaborative mentoring in digital environments is explored using an adaptation of a three-element Community of Practice framework, progress of the pilot mentoring program is reported and a process for evaluating the pilot is outlined.

Keywordsmentoring; digital; interaction; collaboration; Collaborative Community Mentoring Program; evaluation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390203. Sociology of education
390405. Educational technology and computing
390301. Continuing and community education
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Copyright © 2011 Shirley E. Reushle.
The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).

Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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