Epilogue: Unresolved questions about mentoring and technology.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William A. Kealy, Visiting Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: As we embrace the concept of e-mentorship, we not only wonder whether face-to-face mentoring can be replaced by an electronic doppelganger (i.e. a phantom twin), but also encounter questions that deal with the fundamental nature of mentoring. What does it mean, for example, to have a ‘personal’ relationship with a mentor or role model? Conceivably, such questions may only have importance from the perspective of a naïve and overly sentimental view of mentorship. As e-mentoring supplants the ‘old fashioned’ way of mentoring, we may be in danger of idealising the latter and, as a result, missing opportunities offered by the former.

Additional Information

Publication
Mentoring and Tutoring. 11(1), 119-120
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Mentoring, Technology, E-mentorship