Contact, connection, and communication: online community building on a professional doctorate

Authors

  • Karen Smith University of Hertfordshire

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47408/jldhe.vi22.774

Keywords:

online communities, professional doctorate, research supervisor development, doctoral researchers, Covid-19

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Published

2021-10-26

How to Cite

Smith, K. (2021) “Contact, connection, and communication: online community building on a professional doctorate”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi22.774.