Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students

Crowley-Cyr, Lynda and Hevers, James ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3933-4062 (2021) Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 18 (1):2. pp. 1-17.


Abstract

The University of Southern Queensland’s online study environment continues to grow with over 16,000 students studying online. Pre-Covid-19, online enrolments typically represent around 67% of all students studying at USQ. This article usefully analyses quantitative data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot of an online peer-assisted learning program for first-year Law students. The article asks whether a customised online Meet-Up program can objectively enhance student engagement and academic performance in a first-year law course. Results from the pilot were positive and are a productive contribution to the literature on online peer-assisted learning.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published article accessible from supplied journal website URL.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 05:41
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 06:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: online peer-assisted learning, first year law students, student engagement, student wellbeing, student progression
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180105 Commercial and Contract Law
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4806 Private law and civil obligations > 480605 Tort law
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4801 Commercial law > 480102 Commercial law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40626

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