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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 ...
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 ...