21 Jul 2020
How can digital mentorship equalize learning?

A desire to stave off boredom and anxiety in lockdown has led many people to explore the world of online learning, embracing virtual dance sessions and workshops with celebrities. As our interactions become forcibly digitized, could COVID-19 usher in a new era of digital mentorship?

Deborah Putnoi is a visual artist, educator, and researcher in Boston. She is the author of The Drawing Mind and founder of The Drawing Lab, an interactive installation where everyone is invited to explore the drawing process. She believes in the power of drawing to change individuals, communities, and schools.

Dr. Melissa A. Venable is an online education advisor for BestColleges, an adjunct faculty member and course designer at Saint Leo University and the University of South Florida, and a certified career coach with a background in career development services. She earned her doctorate in instructional technology at the University of South Florida, with research interests in distance education and support services for online students.

Anna Foden is a Manchester-based writer. She studied Japanese, politics and sociology and writes on culture and business trends. She can often be found in a cinema watching a biopic or Star Trek.