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How do students 'Get Learning': Unexpectedly diverse pathways in an activity-based online orientation site

Wozniak, Helen, Mahony, Mary Jane, Pizzica, Jenny and Koulias, Marianna (2007). How do students 'Get Learning': Unexpectedly diverse pathways in an activity-based online orientation site. In: ASCILITE Singapore 2007 - ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2-5 December, 2007.

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IRMA ID 81420671xPUB9
Author Wozniak, Helen
Mahony, Mary Jane
Pizzica, Jenny
Koulias, Marianna
Title How do students 'Get Learning': Unexpectedly diverse pathways in an activity-based online orientation site
Conference Name ASCILITE Singapore 2007 - ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning
Conference Location Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Conference Dates 2-5 December, 2007
Convener ASCILITE
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of ASCILITE Singapore 2007 - ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University
Publication Year 2007
ISBN 978-981-05-9579-1   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1104
End Page 1108
Total Pages 5
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Students face a variety of hurdles when commencing further study involving online learning environments. There is no shortage of print-based orientation advice and static online tips; however, rarely do these supports mirror the activities and pedagogies of formal online learning. Two collaborating faculties of health at the University of Sydney developed a modular orientation site known as GetLearning for beginning postgraduate students. Tracking data, moderator journal data and design team reflections were analysed to identify student use patterns. This paper presents insights about access patterns and interactions with the resource. Findings reinforce the need for timely, interaction-based orientation activities, and highlight student need for both individual support and ongoing access to orientation style resources throughout the semester.
Keyword orientation
postgraduate
distance
online
student support
health sciences
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URL http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/singapore07/procs/wozniak.pdf
 
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