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Whitepaper: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of An E-Mentoring Scheme

by ICTJan 01, 2008

The author is the Course coordinator for the CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE) level 3 programs delivered at Bishop Auckland College. In recent years he has noticed drop-out from the level 3 courses which tutors believe is partly caused by the increasing academic challenges in the level 3 assignments - both the level of writing and the depth of knowledge required. To remedy this situation, the author considered asking successful second year students to mentor first year students who were ""at risk"" and provide peer support with initial assignments.