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Communication and Collaboration Gaps among PhD Students and ICT as a Way Forward: Results from a Study in Sweden
Stockholm University.
Stockholm University.
Stockholm University.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2378-5432
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The low completion rate and slow progress in PhD education have been highlighted in many studies. However, the interaction problems and communication gaps that PhD students encounter make this attempt even more challenging. The aim of this study is to investigate the peer interaction problems and ICT based solutions from PhD students’ perspectives. The data collection method was an online questionnaire and in-depth interviews were used to follow up. The target group for the survey was the PhD students in Computer Science at Stockholm University. The total number of respondents for the survey was 53 PhD students and eleven randomly selected PhD students for the interviews. The results reflected a lack of peer interaction as an important issue in the perspective of the students. Based on this, the study showed several ICT solutions that have the potential to reduce the interaction problems and thereby improve PhD students’ collaborative learning and research quality.

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Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2015. 237-244 p.
Keyword [en]
PhD students, communication, collaboration
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8641OAI: diva2:869020
Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015
Available from: 2015-11-12 Created: 2015-11-12 Last updated: 2015-11-18Bibliographically approved

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