Photo by Štefan Štefančík When thinking about peer review, I often feel this is a great opportunity for students (including myself) to see other student’s work and to practice formulating and communicating constructive feedback. I have these extremely idealistic expectations that constructive feedback comes naturally to everyone and this would be extremely valuable to the … Continue reading Peer Review is Literally a Process
The purpose of this study is to identify components needed for designing, implementing, and maintaining online and blended mentoring programs. Currently, much of the literature tends to focus on variables (e.g., mentoring functions, phases of mentoring, characteristics) that describe particular programs rather than an integrated theoretical framework informing the mentoring research (Schunk & Mullen, 2013; … Continue reading Identification of components needed for designing, implementing, and maintaining online and blended mentoring programs
Photo by Daniel Watson Ross and Collier (2016) argue there is not only a need but value in seeing the messiness and complexities in digital education. Currently, digital education is often portrayed as the solution or the cause of various threats facing educational systems. However, if educators do not attempt to embrace and work with … Continue reading The Messy Side of Things
Photo by Javier Quesada If you would have asked me a few years ago – Are you up for trying something new? I would have probably been hesitant, but reluctantly tried it. I’m not sure if it was because I was so used to the routine of doing the same thing over and over again … Continue reading Can I Explore More than One Theoretical Model?
Photo by Nik MacMillan Hundreds of articles on mentoring have been published in management and educational literature. Even a shift in recent years to digital mentoring has demonstrated successful implications in a variety of different contexts. However, despite having relatively successful outcomes, there does not appear to be an integrated theoretical framework guiding much of … Continue reading What Makes Mentoring Effective?
Things go wrong all the time – lock the keys in the car, forgot a deadline at work, broke a glass, the list could go on. Did you mean to do them? Probably not, but they happened. Now let’s shift the focus a bit. An adult is placed in a dangerous situation, another individual contracts … Continue reading The Shoulds and Should Nots
Which is more effective: online or face-to-face learning? Or is online learning as effective as face-to-face learning? Or what about is online education good? No matter how you word the question, there always seems to be a comparison between online and face-to-face learning. As I sit here thinking of the different personal experiences I have … Continue reading Are We Asking the Right Questions?