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Dissertations at a Distance: Students’ Perceptions of Online Mentoring in a Doctoral Program
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JDE Volume 27, Number 1, ISSN 0830-0445 Publisher: Athabasca University Press

Abstract

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.

Citation

Kumar, S., Johnson, M. & Hardemon, T. (2013). Dissertations at a Distance: Students’ Perceptions of Online Mentoring in a Doctoral Program. The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance, 27(1),. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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