7 October 2021: Many manners of e/mentoring

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Date and Time: Thursday 7 October 2021, 13:00 PM SAST

Session format: interactive / workshop session  

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Description:  Given the rapid move to online engagement in the education sector, it is worth pausing to consider how we undertake mentoring of students, young researchers and/or peers in an online environment.

As a mentor and e-mentor in international, national and institutional projects, Emeritus Associate Professor Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams will facilitate a discussion (with some input) around the formal and informal ways of mentoring.

She invites you to submit any question about e-mentoring that you might have directly to her at [email protected]

Presenters Bio:  


Emeritus Associate Professor Cheryl Ann Hodgkinson-Williams taught Online Learning Design, Advanced Research Design and Researching Higher Education courses to postgraduate students and supervised Masters and PhD students in Educational Technology, Open Education and Higher Education Studies

She holds a PhD in computer-assisted learning and has taught and supervised in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) in education since 1994, first at the University of Pretoria, then at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and then at UCT. In addition she was the Principal Investigator of the IDRC-funded Research in Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project which investigated the adoption and impact of the use of open educational resources in 21 countries in the Global South.  She is an advisor on the Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) project, the former Principal Investigator of, and now an advisor on, the Cases on Open Learning (COOL) project that is investigating the readiness towards open learning of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) institutions in South Africa. She was a UNESCO Chair of Open Education and Social Justice. In November 2019 Cheryl was awarded the Open Education Consortium Leadership Award and was interviewed for Leaders and Legends of Online Learning podcast. Cheryl took early retirement at the end of January 2020, but is still active as a consulting researcher and an Open Education and Social Justice advocate.

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