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Preparing online postgraduate students for study success

conference contribution
posted on 2018-07-11, 00:00 authored by Jo ElliottJo Elliott, Meredith King
Students who study entirely online have different expectations in regards to
engaging with learning and face different challenges to students studying on
campus. Similarly, the experience, capabilities and expectations of postgraduate
students differ from those of undergraduate students, especially school-leavers.
Online and postgraduate cohorts both exhibit high attrition rates, often linked to
poor preparation for study and dissatisfaction with learning experiences not
tailored to their needs. Yet little attention has been paid to how orientation and
transition support might be customised to better accommodate cohort differences.
In this paper, we provide a rationale for tailoring resources and support to the
unique circumstances of the students who will use them, and provide an example
of an online orientation resource designed for postgraduate students studying
entirely online.

History

Event

STARS Committee. Conference (2018 : Auckland, N.Z.)

Pagination

1 - 5

Publisher

STARS

Location

Auckland, N.Z.

Place of publication

[Sunshine Coast, Qld.]

Start date

2018-07-08

End date

2018-07-11

Language

eng

Publication classification

EN.1 Other conference paper

Copyright notice

[2018, Elliott and King]

Editor/Contributor(s)

Karen Nelson, Rachael Field

Title of proceedings

STARS 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference

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