Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Celebrating Success
Working Together Just Like We are All in the Same Room... Mentoring College Students Online
This session will provide university faculty and staff an effective method to support universtity students who study online through an instrumental mentoring program using available time and resources.
Learning Objectives
Identify the effective characteristics of an online mentoring program
Construct an effective online mentoring program in order to support university students.
Evaluate the needs to students in order to recognize which students would most benefit
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Cindy Smith, Dr., Curtin University
Dr. Cindy Ann Smith is a Lecturer at School of Education, Curtin University in Australia. Cindy received her PHD in Special Education/Ed. Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2013 and has extensive experience in online and face to face teaching in the U.S., the Middle East and Australia. Cindy has researched and published in the areas of: effective pre service teacher training, supporting students with autism, inclusive education and mentoring as a support for university students.

Toni Dobinson, Associate Professor, Curtin University
Toni Dobinson is the Coordinator of the Post Graduate Programs in Applied Linguistics. She has many years of experience in language teaching overseas, particularly in the Middle East, and has taught on the MA program at Bentley campus for over 20 years including offshore in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. She also teaches in the Language and Diversity unit of the BEd Early Childhood/Primary and supervises Higher Degree by Research students.