A Web-Based Platform to Mentor Distance Learners

A Web-Based Platform to Mentor Distance Learners

Karen Neville (University College Cork, Ireland), Frederic Adam (University College Cork, Ireland) and Colin McCormack (University College Cork, Ireland)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-102-5.ch012
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Abstract

Highlighted in this chapter is the fact that the majority of organizations face the enormous challenge of supporting their employees’ thirst for expanding their skill base. Provided is an example of a university and an organization collaborating to implement successful training and learning programs in order to develop employee skills and knowledge in IT and managerial issues such as knowledge management. The authors hope that the case discussed will inform researchers of an appropriate model in designing an interactive learning environment to mentor distance learners and, additionally, of the potential to eliminate the barriers imposed by the traditional classroom.

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