New communication media challenges for supervisors and external doctoral students

Erwee, Ronel and Albion, Peter R. (2011) New communication media challenges for supervisors and external doctoral students. In: 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011), 7-11 Mar 2011, Nashville, TN, USA.

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Abstract

This study investigated perceptions of doctoral students and supervisors in an Australian university about communication challenges in doctoral distance education, frequency of communication between candidate and supervisors, satisfaction with meetings or communication, use of communication media and use of new types of personal media of communication. Forty-one doctoral students and nine supervisors confirmed their reliance on email communication via responses on a communications survey. Subtle differences emerged between the perceptions of doctoral students and their supervisors with reference to the adaptation of distance learning materials, the mix of synchronous and asynchronous interaction, and the use of new media of communication in the university. There was a less than positive perception of the use of discussion boards or online communities as learning tools.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011) with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org).'
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 05:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctoral education; distance education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18661

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