Online instructors have access to a wealth of online teacher training resources through eCampus Ontario and other websites, but few opportunities for mentorship, social learning, community building, and advocacy. In this report, we take an evidence-based approach to inform the design and implementation of a teaching-focused mentorship or fellowship program that aims to enhance online instructor effectiveness, build community, and advocate for online learning.
To inform our recommendations, we conducted a systematic review of literature on fellowship and mentorship programs and performed an analysis of programmatic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges. Our appraisal of fellowship and mentorship programs resulted in 10 recommendations that can be applied at the single- or multiple-institutional level.
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