Rodriguez, A., Gabarda, V. (2016). Improving Students’ Competencies through Perception of Mentoring in an Online Master of Teaching Training. Social Sciences. Special Issue: Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 5 (6-1), pp. 7-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2016050601.12
This work aimed to learn online higher education students’ perception of mentoring and to know how it should be planned in virtual environments to favor student learning. With these new environments, the mentoring process needs to be reconceptualized which can, in turn, be adapted to the online teaching format, attending to its specific use to enhance the capabilities of the professionals. Based on this eminently quantitative methodology, students’ perception was sought by means of teaching evaluation questionnaires that students completed at the end of each subject. The results indicated that students favorably perceived the way the mentoring models were considered, and no significant differences were found among variables, e.g. specialized subject taught or questionnaire items.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies, Mentoring, Students’ Perception, Online Programs, Social Improvement