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An analysis of professional practice Ed.D. dissertations in Educational Technology

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Abstract

The University of Florida offers an online professional practice Ed.D. focused on Educational Technology. Twenty-three students have completed professional practice dissertations and graduated since the program’s inception in 2008. The purpose of this article is to share what these dissertations have looked like and to begin a dialogue about professional practice dissertations completed in online educational technology programs. Specifically, we (1) provide an overview of different ways professional practice Ed.D. dissertations are structured, (2) share guiding principles for professional practice dissertations in our Ed.D. program, (3) analyze the ways in which these guiding principles played out in the dissertations and (4) discuss the implications of our analysis for our program and for other online professional practice programs in Educational Technology.

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(Endnotes)

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    Much of the information for this section comes from documents available from the Carnegie Project on Education. While we have used the most current information available on this site, dissertation structures tend to evolve other time.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of FloridaMobileUSA

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