FIRST ANNUAL FEDERAL FOCUS ED-MENTOR SYMPOSIUM
Georgetown University Conference Center
September 27, 1999
Federal Focus and its Interest in Ed-Mentoring
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Federal Focus sponsored the First Annual Ed-Mentor Symposium because of its interest in Internet-based mentoring programs (often called e-mentoring, electronic mentoring, telementoring, or ed-mentor) which have mushroomed in recent years. Thus, the time seemed right to convene a meeting to share views on what works and what works best in this growing field. For this reason, Federal Focus, acting as a facilitator, assembled several top experts in the Internet mentoring industry to come together to discuss and share ideas about successful programs.
Proceedings of the First Annual Federal Focus Ed-Mentor Symposium
The following individuals made presentation at the Ed-Mentor Symposium. By clicking on that expert's name, you will be able to view a brief biographical description and their presentation to the gathering (including the substance of any slide presentations). At the top of the first page of each speaker's presentation, there will be a link to return you to this list of speakers, to facilitate further review of the presentations. Finally, there is a set of links to other Website of interest related to the ed-mentor topic. Federal Focus hopes that you find these materials both informative and useful.
- Dr. Judith B. Harris, University of Texas at Austin
- Ms. Abby S. Kasowitz, Information Institute of Syracuse, Syracuse University
- Dr. Henry Kelly, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Mr. Charles W. Laughlin, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Department of Commerce
- Dr. Carol Muller, MentorNet, San Jose State University
- Mr. David Neils, International Telementor Center, Colorado State University
- Dr. Kevin O'Neill, University of Pittsburgh
- Mr. Brandt Secosh, NASA Projects
- Mr. Kirk Winters, Department of Education
- Other Websites of Interest