E-mentoring In Aged Care
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This presentation talks about how a mentoring program can be set up for health professionals and some of the things you have to think about when you are designing a mentoring program, especially if it ...

This presentation talks about how a mentoring program can be set up for health professionals and some of the things you have to think about when you are designing a mentoring program, especially if it is an e-mentoring scheme.

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  • 1. eMentoring in Aged Care Image: ' mentor ' www.flickr.com/photos/88224664@N00/2218777224 Sarah Stewart 2008 http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com [email_address] Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License
  • 2. Plan for today
    • Barriers to traditional mentoring
    • Advantages of eMentoring
    • Practical points to consider when designing an eMentoring program
    • Wider issues for consideration
  • 3. Barriers to traditional mentoring programs
  • 4. Image: ' Tunnels of Time ' www.flickr.com/photos/21649179@N00/406635986
    • Time
    Time
  • 5. Image: ' Money! ' www.flickr.com/photos/37108241@N00/61056391 Finance
  • 6. Geographical isolation
  • 7. Image: ' The Lady Bunny Interview ' www.flickr.com/photos/27086465@N00/63131914 Scarcity of suitable mentors
  • 8.
    • Utilizing technology,
    • e-mentoring is the process by which [two] people assist each other to grow and learn in a safe and supportive relationship.
    • (Kevin Hunt 2003)
  • 9. Advantages of computer-mediated communication (CMC) Email Bullitin board Instant messaging Skype Web cam Telephone Video
  • 10. Community eMentoring
  • 11. Image: ' IMG_8118 ' www.flickr.com/photos/18374272@N00/183503927 Reduces isolation
  • 12. Time to reflect Image: ' elephant talk ' www.flickr.com/photos/47968145@N00/325235488 Reflection
  • 13. Time flexibility Image: ' Time* Ticking away...' www.flickr.com/photos/15734079@N00/1032525361
  • 14. Increases access to mentors Image: ' Clowning Around ' www.flickr.com/photos/42921300@N00/264814182
  • 15. BUT...
  • 16. Computer Skills Computer skills and digital literacy
  • 17. Internet access Broadband Resources Firewall Computer Internet policies
  • 18. Privacy and confidentiality
  • 19.  
  • 20. Educating staff about eMentoring
  • 21. Matching
    • Similar
      • Promotes rapport & acceptance
    • Random
      • viv la difference!
    • Careful selection & training of mentors
  • 22. Ongoing support for mentors & mentees Salmon, 2004
  • 23. Mentoring in ‘communities of practice’
  • 24. Image: ' After 5 days of processing in a 10 day index build ‘www.flickr.com/photos/44124477712@N01/19954330 Lack of engagement
  • 25. Understanding of CMC Image: ' Ciber Cafe ' www.flickr.com/photos/70321513@N00/95757299
  • 26. Attitudes about life-long learning & computers
  • 27. Attitudes about ‘time’ Attitudes to work and time Image: ' From the Ashes of the First Stars - An Artist9s Impression by NASA/ESA/ESO/STECF (NASA) ' www.flickr.com/photos/39735679@N00/490020730
  • 28. Image: ' The Key of my mind... ' www.flickr.com/photos/44532984@N00/755378645 Not motivation… ownership Downes, 2007