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Studying Professional Degrees via the Internet: Challenges, Issues, and Relevance from the Student's Perspective
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9091-6458
2014 (English)In: Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues / [ed] Kirk P H Sullivan, Peter E Czigler and Jenny M Sullivan Hellgren, Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global, 2014, 1-27 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This case places the student in focus and through a reflective case study considers four distance professional degree programs. The author of this case followed these programs as life-long learning professional activities. The case considers the nudge, the study, and degree completion. The reflection is structured around the themes of initial contact, communication, support, deadlines, work, and keeping going. These themes reveal challenges, issues, and questions of relevance for the student and university. Key skills to assist the student towards completion are suggested along with what the potential student should consider prior to enrolling in a professional degree program that is delivered via the Internet. The growth in distance profes- sional degrees, including professional doctorates, demonstrates the importance of the challenges, issues, and questions of relevance considered in this case from the student’s perspective. 

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Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global, 2014. 1-27 p.
, Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL), ISSN 2327-1892
Keyword [en]
Distance Learning, Professional Degree, Reflection
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Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79532DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4486-1.ch001ISBN: 978-1-4666-4486-1ISBN: 978-1-4666-4487-8ISBN: 78-1-4666- 4488-5OAI: diva2:642445
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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