The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hybrid and Online Doctoral Programs

ID: 39743 Type: Symposium
  1. Punya Mishra, Danah Henriksen, and Matthew Koehler, Michigan State University, United States
  2. Mike Spector, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Andrea Zellner, Michigan State University, United States
  4. Tandra Tyler-Wood, Lin Lin, and Greg Jones, University of North Texas, United States
  5. Robin Dickson and Patrick Dickson, Michigan State University, United States

Wednesday, March 27 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom A View on map

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Abstract: Presenters in this symposium will describe examples of current online or “hybrid” PhD programs recently developed in two different universities. The symposium will broadly describe the programs’ characteristics, successes, and challenges, giving detailed case-based examples of specific courses being taught in the hybrid or online environment. Classical issues of pedagogy are fore-fronted in new ways in these novel environments, where they further merge with issues of technology, bridging the barriers of time and distance for rigorous higher learning. We see this presentation as being of great interest to faculty and students across the conference as it offers the first experience of two top-notch programs seeking to develop a new paradigm for doctoral education through information technologies and distance learning.

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