Each student has an assigned mentor starting from enrollment. The Mentor will follow their assigned student at e-VOTECH until the student graduates. The role of the mentor is to act as the “Master” in a cognitive apprentice learning model1. The mentor will perform on-going assessment of their assigned student’s (“Apprentices”) training performance using a rubric. This rubric is the standard for all courses taught at e-VOTECH.
|Evaluation Point||Does Not Meet Standards – 0 Points||Meets Standards – 15 Points||Exceeds Standards – 20 Points||Score|
|Student Maintains Contact with Mentor||Student does not correspond with their mentor.||Student sends introduction and a short e-mail whenever they complete a unit.||Student establishes a rapport with their Mentor, asking for clarification on topics and/or offering their thoughts|
|Student Posts to Forums||Student does not make any attempt to post to the forums.||Student makes a short post to forums at the end of each unit, no engagement with other students.||Student makes repeated posts to forum topics and establishes engagement with other students.|
|Student Utilizes Optional Learning topics||Student does not utilize any of the optional learning topics.||Student utilizes one to two optional learning topics.||Student utilizes all optional learning topics.|
|Student Completes Course Within Time Constraints||Student does not Complete Course Within Time Constraints.||Student Completes Course By End of Allowed Time Constraints.||Student Completes Course Under The Time Constraints.|
|Student Passes Final Exam||Student does not Complete their Final Exam.||Student Completes Final Exam with a minimum 75% score.||Student Passes Final Exam with a Score in Excess of 90%.|
|Final Rubric Score|
The student’s Mentor will continue to work with them when the students move into the hands-on portions of their vocational training.
1. Brown, J. S., Collins, A., & Duguid, P. (1989). Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18(1), pp. 32-42.