Faculty Technology Mentoring Programs:Major Trends in the Literature
Abstract: This paper provides an extensive review of the literature that documents technology mentoring models used in higher education and K-12 schools. Various mentoring models from teacher education programs and K-12 schools are described. After summarizing the mentoring models, a description of commonalties found among these mentoring programs are shared. Despite the variety of technology mentoring models, effective programs include common elements. These elements include providing visions for technology use, individualizing technology support, breaking down hierarchical structure, establishing open dialogue and collaborative relationships, and providing mutual benefits for mentors and mentees.