Erwee, Ronel and Albion, Peter (2011) Preferences of supervisors and external doctoral students for new communication media. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 16 (1). pp. 30-39.
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 to a communications survey. Subtle differences emerge between the perceptions of doctoral students and 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.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||USQ publication. Authors may retain copyright of their own materials. The IJOB, however, requests authors to provide clearance that materials may be used for educational purposes.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||personal media of communication; distance doctoral students; distance education technologies; communication challenges|
|Depositing User:||Assoc Prof Peter Albion|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2012 06:58|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:00|
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