The ZONE learning community: Gaining knowledge through mentoring

  • Joi L. Moore University of Missouri
  • Camille Dickson-Deane University of Missouri
  • Krista Galyen University of Missouri
  • Christiana Kumalasari Univerisity of Missouri
  • Kyungbin Kwon University of Missouri
Keywords: elearning, mentoring

Abstract

Assisting doctoral students with developing teaching skills along with providing effective instruction is a common dilemma in academia. We propose a model for developing skill sets of two audiences, doctoral teaching assistants and students. For the teaching assistants, or ZONE mentors, they gain valuable and meaningful skills in course design, online feedback and evaluation, and demonstration of course concepts. For students, the ZONE model encourages self–direction, development of evaluation skills, and the ability to problem solve when assisting peers. Each audience gains experience through scaffolding and mentoring.

Author Biographies

Joi L. Moore, University of Missouri
Associate Professor, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri
Camille Dickson-Deane, University of Missouri
PhD Candidate, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri
Krista Galyen, University of Missouri
PhD Candidate, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri
Christiana Kumalasari, Univerisity of Missouri
Adjunct Instructor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri
Kyungbin Kwon, University of Missouri
Academic Technology Liaison for the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri
Published
2012-09-03
How to Cite
Moore, J. L., Dickson-Deane, C., Galyen, K., Kumalasari, C., & Kwon, K. (2012). The ZONE learning community: Gaining knowledge through mentoring. First Monday. https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v0i0.3748