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ERIC Number: EJ1023560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
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ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Dissertations at a Distance: Students' Perceptions of Online Mentoring in a Doctoral Program
Kumar, Swapna; Johnson, Melissa; Hardemon, Truly
Journal of Distance Education, v27 n1 2013
The purpose of this research was to identify best practices in online mentoring used in an online doctoral program to mentor doctoral students through their dissertation. During semi-structured interviews, students (n=9) reflected on the challenges faced communicating with their mentors, and the online technologies, online mentoring strategies, and their own best practices that had been instrumental in the successful completion of their dissertations. Themes in the findings that are specific to the online mentoring of dissertations are discussed in the context of prior research on best practices in dissertation supervision in traditional environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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