Aired: May 2, 2009

Mentoring in the Workplace

mentorIn Greek mythology, the goddess Mentor was a trusted counselor of Odysseus.  Today, mentoring still fuels career success in all fields. But Suzanne De Janasz (University of Mary Washington) says in this techno-dependent age we can use online tools to establish relationships with mentors as we build our careers.  Also: In the not too distant future cell phones will no longer be banned in schools — instead, they will be learning tools. Matt Dunleavy (Radford University) is testing new cell phone software called “augmented reality”.  He talks about the educational potential of new software that combines with GPS in cell phones to allow students to work on complex scientific problems in real places like parks and playgrounds.


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