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Doctoral Supervision in Virtual Spaces: A Brief Paper Summary

Continuing to read #5Papers a week, I just came across this fascinating study that relates to my own research on doctoral learning and doctoral supervision:

1/ I read Maor, Ensor, & Fraser (2015). Doctoral supervision in virtual spaces: A review of research of web-based tools to develop collaborative supervision. Higher Education Research & Development.

2/ Doctoral Supervision in Virtual Spaces is above all a literature review, modeling how to do one as scholarly work in itself

3/ The literature review table in the Appendix is worth a look for #phdchat or #ecrchat learners as a model for scholarly summaries

4/ The research examined articles on doctoral supervision and its use of web-based tools to enhance collaboration and dialogue

5/ Some of the articles they identified I have not seen, so always a good way to identify new directions for my own reading

6/ The authors found a trend in web-based platforms to improve and support doctoral supervision and overall experience

7/ Doctoral supervision improvements will benefit from improved technology use as supported by newer pedagogical perspectives

8/ This work was primarily Australian in focus, and with some references to the UK, did not really explore US doctoral trends

9/ I wonder if the authors would find the EARLI SIG24 Researcher Education and Careers as a related area of inquiry? #5Papers