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dc.contributor.authorBrown, T. Pascal
dc.contributor.authorPanko, Mary
dc.description.abstractA mentor can 'stimulate the construction of the student's autonomy' (Freire 1998), empower people to think more positively about themselves and increase their network of contacts (McKenzie 1995, Jeruchin and Shapiro 1992). But few professional or non-qualified migrants with English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) have a mentor who can support and guide them into work, assist in extending their network or help them improve their English language skills. Many also are not unable to enrol in classroom based English language course for a variety of reasons. Therefore there is often a delay, sometimes of many years, in their communicating in English and finding fulfilling employment. One possible solution is the World Wide Web where a virtual mentor can be established to support migrants to fulfil their social and employment aspirations. This paper reports on an internet site that mentors, and teaches language and culture, to ESOL members on-line. Issues of design heuristics are also raised.en_NZ
dc.subjectvirtual mentoringen_NZ
dc.subjectonline learningen_NZ
dc.titleMentoring in language and culture on-lineen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBrown, T.P., & Panko, M. (2000, June). Mentoring in language and culture on-line. Paper presented at Ed-Media 2000 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Educational Telecommunications, Montreal.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleEd-Media 2000 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Educational Telecommunicationsen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Educationen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLanguage Studies

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