Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education

Digital communities of practice and doctoral writing: What should supervisors know?


Supervisor

Susan Carter

Discipline

Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education

Project code: EDU006

The Summer Research Scholar will learn to critically review literature in a research project investigating the use of Web 2.0 resources to support and sustain doctoral writers. They will search for literature on 1) digital support for doctoral students and 2) pedagogy of learning through autonomous use of digital communities of practice. They will be supervised to scan, skim and close read literature and then sum up in academic writing how it relates to the inquiry (research questions and methods) of a bigger project. Ideal candidate is sharp, literature, and hopes to do a doctorate.