Resources related to: student engagement

Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability

Webb, J., & McLean, P. (eds) (2002). Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability. Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  Read a summary…

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Be explicit

Let your students know *why* you are asking them to do the things you are asking them to do.  View video…

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Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools

Wolf, K. (2010). Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools for placement students.  Higher Education Research & Development, 29(5), 589-602. Read a summary…

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Celebrating student successes

Celebrating student successes can have a big positive impact on the students. An experienced academic gives an example of using a mail-merged letter of congratulation in relation to a completed assessment. View video…

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Coordinating units of study with large enrolments: some tips

If the unit is small you are in an excellent position to do your own self-evaluation. However, if the unit is large, and you are working through 20 or more tutors or demonstrators, then your primary source of feedback is your regular meetings with those sessional staff members. This experienced academic offers suggestions for how to make this work for you. View video…

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Curriculum 2012: Enabling the Learning Journey Examples for Teachers

Edith Cowan University’s Centre for Learning and Development has developed a resource called Curriculum 2012: Enabling the Learning Journey Examples for Teachers.  Read a summary…

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Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most

Edstrom, K. (2008). Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most.  Higher Education Research & Development, 27(2), 95-106. Read a summary…

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E-learning in higher education: some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study.

Ellis, R., Ginns, P., & Piggott, L. (2009). E-learning in higher education: some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study. Higher Education Research & Development, 28(3), 303 – 318.  Read a summary…

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Engaging international students while making statistics meaningful

How do we translate the theoretical learning into a practical ‘real world’ context? An example about engaging students in a statistics unit through a discussion on ways of measuring world poverty. View video…

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Enhancing the early student experience.

Trotter, E. & Roberts, C. (2006). Enhancing the early student experience.  Higher Education Research & Development, 25(4), 371-386. Read a summary…

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Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law

Murphy, H., & Stewart, B. (2002). Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law. In Janis Webb & Patricia McLean (Eds.). Academic skills advising: Evaluating for program improvement and accountability. (pp. 56-72). Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  Read a summary…

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Evaluating your unit / course of study

Becoming a reflective practitioner:  an experienced academic talks about developing a continuum of feedback that includes such formal methods – such as questionnaires and 360 degree feedback processes – through to the more immediate and informal – our way of relating to students and sessional staff on a daily or weekly basis. View video…

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Feeding forward

The process of evaluating and giving feedback can be made smoother by educating students in advance about the expectations they will be assessed against. An experienced academic gives an example of asking students to step through a collective exercise with a marking guide to give them a better understanding of what is expected of them. View video…

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Finding common ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students.

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C., Chang, S., Lang, I., Watty, K., Borland, H., Pearce, A. & Lang, J. et al. (2010). Finding common ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students.  The Australian Learning and Teaching Council.   Read a summary…

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Getting feedback on your performance

Getting feedback from students in a friendly way, early in the piece, can enable you to put changes in place as you go along. This may help you avoid negative reviews through the formal feedback process at the end of the process. View video…

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