Telementoring in the K-12 Classroom


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2009 Telementoring in the K-12 Classroom: Online Communication Technologies for Learning A book edited by Dr. Deborah A. Scigliano Duquesne University, USA



Telementoring, the practice of online mentoring, is a powerful tool to engage students in meaningful learning. Research has demonstrated the benefits for students and telementors who engage in inquiry and project-based learning with telementoring. It is important to understand the richness of the scope of telementoring partnerships and processes in order to facilitate the use of this beneficial practice. Telementoring is a relatively-recent newcomer to the field of practice and research. The need exists for an edited collection of articles in this continually-emerging field of telementoring.


Objective of the Book

This book seeks to provide the latest research and the best practices in the field of telementoring. Theoretical and pragmatic viewpoints on telementoring will provide guidance to the professionals who will use this book to inform their practice. A solid base of telementoring information and an expansive vision of this practice will combine to promote the understanding and the successful implementation of telementoring.


Target Audience

The target audience for this book are professionals in the P-12 environment who implement telementoring into their classroom practice, including administrators, classroom educators and technology specialists.

This book will also serve as a resource for teacher educators and those professionals who seek to promote the use of telementoring.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


•             Telementoring and the use of inquiry, problem-based, and project-based learning

•             Promoting successful telementoring relationships/partnerships

•             Construction of knowledge in an online environment

•             Telementoring benefits and limitations

•             Software designs to support telementoring

•             The role of the subject matter expert

•             The role of the online facilitator

•             Mediating an online personal presence

•             Telementoring models

•             Synchronous and asynchronous communication in telementoring

•             Telementoring to promote social capital

•             Future directions for telementoring


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 15, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the intended focus of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 28, 2009 about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. Please visit for additional information regarding the publisher.


An email of your intent to submit would be appreciated.


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:


Dr. Deborah Scigliano


Duquesne University

School of Education

Department of Foundations and Leadership 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA USA 15282


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