First year university student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting

Antonio, Amy and Tuffley, David (2015) First year university student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting. Research in Learning Technology, 23 (1). ISSN 2156-7069

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The engagement of students is one of the most pressing issues facing higher education in the 21st century. Around the world, participation rates in tertiary education are on the rise and one of the key challenges facing educators is finding ways to engage these students. We present the results of a project that assesses the impact of an engagement strategy in which a cohort of students entering their first year of university (1) establish and maintain a clear goal of their ideal future career and (2) make use of a web-based digital curation tool to research and present their findings. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the strategy, which could arguably be applied to a broad range of disciplines given that the majority of students today are technologically literate.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported License
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 02:53
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 01:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: engagement; digital curation; goal setting; retention
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v23.28337

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