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What is Electronic Supervisor

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education: Technologies for Vocational Training
Also known as e-supervisor or esupervisor is the term used when mode of supervision is primarily electronic.
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Supervising Projects and Dissertations
Iris M. Saltiel (Troy University, USA), Maria Martinez Witte (Auburn University, USA), and James E. Witte (Auburn University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-739-3.ch014
Supervising projects and dissertations within Career Technical Education requires a complimentary medley of skills, strategies and technologies appropriate for the intended learning outcomes. As the communication mechanism has evolved – the task has changed. The interpersonal dynamics of supervision conducted through electronic means is more complex and intricate. Technology presents challenges on behalf of both faculty and students engaged in a project or dissertation. Difficulties for faculty include the time technology takes to use, and adapting class materials that do not count towards promotion or tenure. Student concerns include not having the right technological equipment and being isolated. Faculty supervising projects and dissertations are using more innovative strategies such as online resources and working with students in groups.
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