Developing Web-based Tutorial Modules to Support Training for Group-based Mentoring

Sharon Locke, Georgia Bracey, Stephen Marlette

Abstract

This paper describes the development and implementation of a series of interactive online modules that serve as the core component of a mentor training program for middle school teachers in the BotballĀ® Educational Robotics Program. Botball is an international team-based robotics competition for secondary students. Over the course of a season, students work together to design, build, and program a robot that will meet a particular challenge. Teachers play a critical role in this process as team mentors, but there is currently no mentor training available that is easily accessible to teachers in a variety of geographic locations. To meet this need, and as part of a larger research study, three STEM educators at a US Midwestern university created five Web-based modules designed to introduce users to the fundamentals of group mentoring. These research-based tutorials provide on-demand distance training that is engaging and reflective. We will discuss formative evaluation of the training gleaned from responses to open-ended survey questions given to the initial group of 33 teachers who piloted the modules as well as from interactive webinars offered throughout the training.

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Locke S., Bracey G. and Marlette S. (2014). Developing Web-based Tutorial Modules to Support Training for Group-based Mentoring . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-021-5, pages 192-196. DOI: 10.5220/0004847901920196


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu14,
author={Sharon Locke and Georgia Bracey and Stephen Marlette},
title={Developing Web-based Tutorial Modules to Support Training for Group-based Mentoring},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2014},
pages={192-196},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004847901920196},
isbn={978-989-758-021-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Developing Web-based Tutorial Modules to Support Training for Group-based Mentoring
SN - 978-989-758-021-5
AU - Locke S.
AU - Bracey G.
AU - Marlette S.
PY - 2014
SP - 192
EP - 196
DO - 10.5220/0004847901920196