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Connecting for Successful Transition: Postgraduate Distance Library and Information Studies Students’ Transition Experiences

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posted on 13.10.2020 by Anne Goulding, Guanzheng Li
Transition in an educational context refers to the shift from one educational environment to another and involves students adapting to a new learning context. The literature on transition is plentiful but mostly focused on transitioning to school, between primary and secondary school or from school to university. While there is a common perception that the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study requires only minor adjustments for students, evidence suggests that postgraduate students often experience transition difficulties, exacerbated when learning is undertaken at a distance and opportunities for face-to-face interpersonal interactions to address misgivings and ease transition are limited. Drawing on selected results of a study investigating Library and Information Studies (LIS) student experiences as they transition into postgraduate distance learning, this paper explores factors that facilitate and challenge postgraduate distance (PGD) students’ successful transition.

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Goulding, A. & Li, G. (2020, January). Connecting for Successful Transition: Postgraduate Distance Library and Information Studies Students’ Transition Experiences. In Proceedings of the Association forLibrary and Information ScienceEducation Annual Conference:ALISE 2020. ALISE 2020, Virtual event (pp. 166-182). Seattle, WA, USA: The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/108809

Conference name

ALISE 2020

Conference Place

Virtual event

Conference start date

13/10/2020

Conference finish date

23/10/2020

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the Association forLibrary and Information ScienceEducation Annual Conference:ALISE 2020.

Contribution type

Published Paper

Publication or Presentation Year

01/01/2020

Pagination

166-182

Publisher

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Publication status

Published online

Place of publication

Seattle, WA, USA

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