Always interesting to see stories of where digital tools have been used successfully:
Professor Blackman said that the institution was busy applying what it had learned about supporting part-time undergraduates to part-time research students, most of whom work remotely: “In many ways, one of our part-time students has more contact [with tutors] than a conventional full-timer – but it is by email and telephone a lot of the time.”
For him, the creation of such a “digital research environment” could be the solution to guaranteeing the quality of research degrees across the UK – which remains an issue for students outside research council-funded doctoral centres.
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Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.