Managing the transition into higher education: an on-line Spiral Induction Programme

Laing, Christopher, Robinson, Alan and Johnston, Veronique (2005) Managing the transition into higher education: an on-line Spiral Induction Programme. Active Learning in Higher Education, 6 (2). pp. 243-255. ISSN 1469-7874

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469787405059575

Abstract

In helping students manage the transition into higher education, there must be (i) an understanding of the needs and expectations of the students, and (ii) a process that inducts the students into the needs and expectations of higher education. This premise underpins the on-line Spiral Induction Programme (onSIP) developed at Southampton Institute. onSIP consists of various on-line activities designed to help students take responsibility for their own learning; feedback from these activities enables both staff and students to identify if and what additional support is required. The intention was to provide a real-time analysis and indication of those students who may be ‘at risk’, allowing for the appropriate targeting of timely support. Initial results indicate a positive reaction by the students to onSIP. In addition, the predictive feedback from onSIP demonstrates a good correlation with the end-of-year outcomes for a cohort of technology students at Southampton Institute.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: student expectations and perceptions, on-line induction, supporting students ‘at risk’
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Christopher Laing
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 15:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12086

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