Implementation of an Online Distance Mentoring System

Vassilis Syrris (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Fenia Tsobanopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 83
EISBN13: 9781616921699|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-876-5.ch006
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The individualized mentoring is a process unexploited and problematic in Greece because of its high operational cost and the lack of specialized scientists. In general practice though, it is considered as the most effective means in order to support a person and guide him/her at the crucial and important decisions of his/her life. More than ever, through the immense technological advancements, online distance mentoring has evolved as a clearly anthropocentric method, having that is, as center of its interest, the person and his/her personal needs as opposed to the mere execution of a predetermined training program. The present study explores and analyses the issues related to electronic distance mentoring of young persons in the framework of professional orientation, business spirit development, personal training and psychological support. The particularity of this project stems from the application of advanced videoconference systems that eliminated the need for people transfer, bridged geographical distances, improved interaction considerably and reduced the response time of intervention.
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