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Life integrated learning and assessment: Strategies to connect mature-aged distance students with the course content
Nearly a third of mature-aged students (over aged 24) in New Zealand study by distance so they can fit study into their full lives. Past research suggests these students enjoy and cope well with distance learning, but also ...
Friendship supported learning – the role of friendships in first-year students’ university experiences
The student experience at university is impacted by student and institutional factors that combine to influence student wellbeing and engagement. This paper contributes to existing literature on student engagement by ...
Completing a PhD by publication: A rewarding and challenging choice
(NZCER Press, 2014)
I'm excited! Student expectations prior to starting their first year at university
First year student retention is an ongoing challenge in higher education and expectations are an important influence on students’ adjustment. Based on interviews with 19 students before they started at a regional Australian ...
Framing student engagement in higher education
(ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2013-06-01)
The engagement of mature distance students
(ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2013-10-01)
Muslim and Gay: Seeking identity coherence in New Zealand
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016)
The process of accepting oneself as gay and of ‘coming out’ to family and friends is well documented. For Muslim men, this is complicated by the tension between their emerging sexual identity and their religious and cultural ...
Increasing the emotional engagement of first year mature-aged distance students: Interest and belonging
(Queensland University of Technology, 2014-08-08)
This research followed 19 mature-aged distance students through their first semester of undergraduate study. The analysis of interviews and video diaries presented in this paper focuses on two key elements of emotional ...
Student interest as a key driver of engagement for first year students
Much has been written about the challenges faced by first year students at university. This paper adds to that literature by exploring student interest, known to be associated with persistence and learning. Using data from ...