Preparing for doctoral supervision at a distance: lessons from experience

Albion, Peter R. and Erwee, Ronel (2011) Preparing for doctoral supervision at a distance: lessons from experience. In: Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2011. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), Chesapeake, VA, United States, pp. 121-128. ISBN 1-880094-88-6

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An aging academic workforce and increasing demand for tertiary education are combining to create an acute shortage of university teachers across almost every discipline in Australian universities. Distance education at the doctoral level has an increasing role to play in preparing a new generation of university teachers but brings new challenges for existing academics responsible for that preparation. This study collected data from doctoral students and associated staff in two faculties at a regional Australian university with a growing number of doctoral students studying at a distance. Analysis of the data has produced insights into what currently works well for students and academics and what changes might be desirable. The paper presents selected data and lessons that can be applied to improve distance doctoral education.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 02:31
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 23:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; online education; doctoral supervision
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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