Building momentum in an online doctoral studies community

Albion, Peter ORCID: (2006) Building momentum in an online doctoral studies community. In: Quality in postgraduate research: knowledge creation in testing times. Australian National University, Centre for Educational Development and Academic Methods, Adelaide, pp. 87-96. ISBN 0-7315-5700-X


Doctoral programs have been evolving over recent years. One factor in that evolution has been the growing number of students seeking access to advanced study while continuing in full-time employment. Recent developments in distance and online education support the offering of doctoral programs at a distance but entail additional challenges around the initiation of distance students into the wider academic community in ways equivalent to those available to traditional on-campus students. One possible response is the development of online communities that support equivalent interactions to what might be experienced in an on-campus doctoral program. This paper describes the beginnings of such a community and the early efforts to initiate and maintain momentum.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:32
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: online community, doctoral program, open source
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing

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