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The Research Element in Masters' Degrees in Distance Education: Literature Review and Mapping Survey

Paran, A; Hyland, F; Bentall, C; (2010) The Research Element in Masters' Degrees in Distance Education: Literature Review and Mapping Survey. Centre for Distance Education, University of London: London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a mapping study of dissertation supervision across distance Masters' courses in the University of London. The study suggests that even within the University of London, there is a wide diversity in terms of the requirements for the dissertation in terms of length and scope. The findings also suggest that in terms of the dissertation process, the course or programme leader plays a key role in dissertation supervision at a distance, taking on a more hands-on approach to provide support for students embarking on the dissertation. The traditional conceptualisation of supervision as operating on the supervisor-supervisee axis needs to be revised to include multiple other actors, resulting in a more complex relationship than normally described.

Type: Report
Title: The Research Element in Masters' Degrees in Distance Education: Literature Review and Mapping Survey
Publisher version: https://cdelondon.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/tra4apa...
Language: English
Keywords: Supervision, Research education, Distance learning, Higher Education (HE)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474868
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