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Mentoring Professors: A Model for Developing Quality Online Instructors and Courses in Higher Education

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International Journal on E-Learning Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


This article presents a four-stage model for mentoring faculty in higher education to deliver high quality online instruction. It provides a timeline that shows the stages of program implementation. Known as the Distance Education Mentoring Program, its major outcomes include certified instructors, student achievement, and the attainment of a competitive advantage in the tight student market for higher education. The program's benefits to the mentor, protégé, and the organization are discussed.


Barczyk, C., Buckenmeyer, J. & Feldman, L. (2010). Mentoring Professors: A Model for Developing Quality Online Instructors and Courses in Higher Education. International Journal on E-Learning, 9(1), 7-26. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 20, 2019 from .


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