Is there room for everybody?

Penno, Julie and Kerridge, Anne (2013) Is there room for everybody? In: 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference (NAEEA 2013): Flexibility: Pathways to Participation, 27-29 Nov 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

Acceptable and expected living standards have been continually increasing in Australia and this has been particularly marked during the last two generations. This development is incurring a greater financial input from any student living independently. Often mature age students have families and financial obligations. Students' time is taken up with family, work, financial concerns, social obligations, travel and religion in addition to their study. Universities are competing for students' time in a period when their commitments are escalating and life is far busier than it was even one generation ago. With ever increasing demands on students' time, tertiary education institutes need to find effective ways of supporting their students, both on campus and online. Acknowledgment of the constant and continual change in students' lifestyles and seeking and implementing effective methods of connecting with and supporting students can improve the student experience.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 NAEEA Inc. This publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 05:36
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 02:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost of living; student obligations; hurdles to success; bridging course
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26834

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