Get set for success: using online self-assessments to motivate first year engineering students to engage in and manage their learning [Final report]

Burton, Lorelle and Dowling, David and Albion, Majella (2013) Get set for success: using online self-assessments to motivate first year engineering students to engage in and manage their learning [Final report]. Project Report. Australia Office for Learning and Teaching , Sydney, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

Using online self-assessments to motivate first year engineering students to engage in and manage their learning project aimed to address the looming skills shortage in the Australian engineering profession by better identifying the key factors underpinning student success in transitioning to engineering studies. This information could then be used to develop tools and strategies to:
- encourage more students to consider careers in engineering;
- help engineering students transition to university studies; and
- retain more engineering students through to graduation.

The two-year project built on King (2008) and Godfrey and King's (2011) Australian and Learning Teaching Council (ALTC) projects which aimed at developing strategies to build student numbers in engineering programs and improve progression and graduation rates. This project was designed to help students make an informed career choice and successfully transition to university life. It focused on better understanding the traits and skill sets that typically are suited to engineering studies by identifying key factors that predict success in the first year program.


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Additional Information: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all material presented in this document is provided under Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 23:23
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 06:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: studying engineering; career counselling; career choice; online self-test; students
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26563

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