Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology
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Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology

Edited by Laura Hyatt and Stuart Allen

Technology plays a significant role in doctoral leadership studies providing a channel for teaching, learning, research, and administrative processes. Existing and new programs seek to leverage technology-mediated learning in order to provide access, convenience, enriched learning, and develop new pathways to achieve a doctorate. Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology offers ideas, experiences, and practices relevant to doctoral faculty, chairs and directors, administrators, researchers, and doctoral students interested in learning and research in technology and leadership education.
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Chapter 6: Informal and experiential learning in virtually mediated organizational leadership doctoral studies

Elisabeth E. Bennett and Margaret Gorman

Abstract

Informed by virtual human resource development (VHRD), this chapter discusses informal and experiential aspects of doctoral leadership programs that dovetail scholarship and practice, as well as the question of transferring learning from the doctorate to the organizational context. The chapter includes discussion of leadership in practice, the relationship between virtual doctoral studies and such constructs as virtual teams, course design that incorporates experiential components, and maintains that empirical research in the doctoral program is a highly experiential learning encounter that transforms the individual leader and potentially transforms how organizations solve future problems.

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