What impact does digital technology have on the supervision of higher degree research students?
Abstract: There is a need to improve supervision of higher degree students to increase completion rates, reduce attrition and improve quality. This presentation explores the contribution that technology can make to higher degree research supervision. The presentation will focus on research studies that support supervision through the application of digital technology. In reviewing current research, I discuss whether web-based tools can influence the training of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, are effective in supporting students, and can reduce breakdowns in supervisory relationships. In this session I will critically review the literature on this topic and obtain feedback from the audience regarding the research evidence and the need to change supervision pedagogies. Through a short survey with the audience on the use of technology in HDR supervision, this session will become interactive. The results of the survey will be presented at the end.