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ERIC Number: EJ1062973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Developing Online Doctoral Programmes
Chipere, Ngoni
International Journal on E-Learning, v14 n2 p121-161 2015
The objectives of the study were to identify best practices in online doctoral programming and to synthesise these practices into a framework for developing online doctoral programmes. The field of online doctoral studies is nascent and presents challenges for conventional forms of literature review. The literature was therefore reviewed using a novel procedure that is based on methods of network analysis and synthesis (Stokman & de Vries, 1998 and Wijngaert, Bouwman & Contractor, 2012). Application of the procedure resulted in a model of student and programme performance in the online environment. The model presents four inter-dependent best practices that address a number of previously identified problems in online doctoral programming. Taken together, these practices comprise a general framework for developing online doctoral programmes within certain institutional contexts. The study indicates that network methods can be applied usefully to the review of research literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Barbados; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago