E-mentoring: an effective platform for distance learning

Hafiz Iqbal


The provision of mentoring is essential for learning to take place, and current online technology is changing the nature of mentoring. This study examines the effectiveness of e-mentoring and develops its management practice. This study extensively uses historical reviews to seek a better policy for e-mentoring. It covers the literature on different forms of mentoring, including books, journals, online documents, research reports, and newspaper articles related to e-mentoring. Based on the findings from the literature, this study suggests that e-mentoring compares well to those of other mentoring approaches traditionally used. The study gives an overview of e-mentoring tactics, practices, and strategies. The findings of this will be useful for national and international policymakers and stakeholders, in promulgating effective e-mentoring policies.

Keywords: e-mentoring, knowledge management, online technology, scaffolding, effective learning


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Hafiz Iqbal

The author currently works as an Assistant Professor (Economics) in the Government Edward College, Pabna-6600, Bangladesh. He is a global environmental leader recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. His interest and expertise include Peace and Human Security, Poverty and Livelihood of the coastal zone, Hedonic Psychology, Settlement, and Land Use Policy, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Econometrics, and Rural-Urban migration. He authored many scientific and academic journals published in different countries. He won a presentation award for excellent performance from Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders (NUGELP).

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Iqbal, H. (2020). E-mentoring: an effective platform for distance learning. e-mentor, 2(84), 54-61.