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Supporting the Thesis Writing Process: A Preliminary Study of Barriers to Start a Thesis project
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education / [ed] Theo Bastiaens & Gary Marks, Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education , 2012, 1518-1524 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With increasing number of students enrolled for their graduate work there is a need to reduce the drop-out rate. For the student there is a challenge switching from one learning style of information processing in courses to the learning style of knowledge creation in thesis work. For supervisors it is a challenge to support the students with less time available. There are similarities between writing a thesis and taking distance courses, it could therefore be useful to use experiences from successful implementation of distance education in thesis supervision. One model for distance education is the five-stage model for moderation by Gilly Salmon, together with ICT support of the process. The study is exploring the first stage in the process and possible improvement of the ICT support for reducing drop-outs at the early stages of the work.

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Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education , 2012. 1518-1524 p.
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Information Systems
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Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82262ISBN: 1-880094-98-3OAI: diva2:567239
E-Learn 2012, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, October 9, 2012
Available from: 2012-11-12 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2013-03-14Bibliographically approved

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