Communication Styles of Mentoring in an Electronic Forum
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Lee, Greg C.
The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
This study investigated the communication styles of five mentors in telementoring a class of 33 preservice teachers. Electronic forum was the instrument of communications between the mentors and the students. Data collected in an 8-week period resulted in 52 mentors initiated discussion threads and 43 follow-up posts. Analysis of these posts revealed four discussion threads initiating styles and six follow-up posting styles.