Exploring qualitative analytics for e-mentoring relationships building in an online social learning environment
AbstractThe 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.
Liu, Haiming <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/hl2456.html>; Macintyre, Ronald <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/rm5628.html> and Ferguson, Rebecca <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/rf2656.html> (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 .