Engaging first year students using a Web-supported inquiry-based learning setting
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This paper describes a study that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback and support and administrative efficiencies. The study explored the forms of engagement that the Web-supported inquiry-based learning approach was able to engender among first year undergraduate students and the factors that were found to influence students’ levels of engagement and achievement in the approach.
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Volume 55, Issue 3 , pp 285-301
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- Springer Netherlands
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- Inquiry-based learning
- First year students
- Higher education
- Web-based learning
- Ron Oliver (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Faculty of Communications and Creative Industries, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley, 6050, Western Australia