Doorway to research : Issues in the development of an interactive website for international graduate students

Woodman, Karen & Gasson, Susan (2011) Doorway to research : Issues in the development of an interactive website for international graduate students. EUROCALL Review, 18, pp. 15-29.

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This paper describes results of a study evaluating the content, functionality and design features of an innovative online website called the Doorway to Research ( , which was developed to support international graduate students studying at universities in Australia. First, the key features of the website are described. Second, the result of a pilot study involving 12 students and faculty members who tested key aspects of the design, content and functionality of the website and provided written and oral feedback base on task-based questions and focus group discussions are explored. Finally, recommendations for future development are presented. Results of the study indicate general student satisfaction with the website and its design, content and functionality, with specific areas identified for further development.

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ID Code: 44148
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Innovation, social networking, international graduate student, web-based resources, NESB graduate students, HERN
ISSN: 1695-2618
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Eurocall
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 01:43
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 22:41

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