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Exploring qualitative analytics for e-mentoring relationships building in an online social learning environment

Liu, Haiming; Macintyre, Ronald and Ferguson, Rebecca (2012). Exploring qualitative analytics for e-mentoring relationships building in an online social learning environment. In: Second International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK12), 29 April-02 May 2012, Vancouver, Canada .

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The language of mentoring has become established within the workplace and has gained ground within education. As work based education moves online so we see an increased use of what is termed e-mentoring. In this paper we explore some of the challenges of forming and supporting mentoring relationships virtually, and we explore the solutions afforded by online social learning and Web 2.0. Based on a conceptualization of learning network theory derived from the literature and the qualitative learning analytics, we propose that an e-mentoring relationships is mediated by a connection with or through a person or learning objects. We provide an example to illustrate how this might work.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 ACM
Extra Information: ISBN: 978-1-4503-1111-3
Keywords: online social learning; learning analytics; mentoring; relationships; learning network and ties
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
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Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 33632
Depositing User: Haiming Liu
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 18:30
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