Share Paper: Supporting the Thesis Writing Process: A Preliminary Study of Barriers to Start a Thesis project

  1. Ken Larsson, Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
Wednesday, October 10 11:35-11:55 AM Salon 3

Abstract: 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 ...