Coaching Distance Dissertators: Challenges, Pedagogies, and Technologies
Concurrent Session 2
This conversation centers around the question, “How can faculty most effectively use pedagogical approaches alongside EdTech to support distance doctoral candidates in the dissertation process within a hybrid/online program? Participants will discuss the use of EdTech tools and pedagogical practices to support students at this critical juncture in their programs.
Conversation topic: Creative and supportive pedagogical practices along with EdTech that encourage and enhance student success and persistence in the dissertation process for a hybrid doctoral program.
Few key points to lead the discussion:
- There is a need to retain doctoral candidates in online programs at the critical dissertation phase.
- Completion rate…
- Pedagogical tools presently in place: 1:1 chair meetings, precis-proposal-defense feedback model, collaborative committee model, MasterMind groups for groups, Dissertation Days, responsive/detailed feedback loops
- EdTech tools presently in place: Zoom, Microsoft Word (track changes/comments), GoogleDrive for collaboration, Padlet, GoogleSites as resource/repository, SpeakPipe, Digital Commons, Camtasia
- What needs/challenges do doctoral students in other programs face, at the dissertation stage?
- What strategies do people use to ensure that ET enhances, rather than frustrates, the learner/learning process?
- Programmatically, how do you bring faculty together to discuss use of common tools and resources to support dissertation students?
- What ET tools are we missing? What do others use?
- How do we know when to let an ET tool go?