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Eroding time and space dimensions: using multi-media to enable non- traditional student participation at an inner-city University in the UK
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2437–2444
This paper explores the new reality of study in the United Kingdom where students are combining very nearly full time work with study, and incurring debt with the introduction of tuition fees. Being present "on campus" for all of their time is not...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3849–3852
The problem quickstart focussed upon was the crucial first four weeks, where research tells us students make the "stay or go" decision. We wanted to create an interactive web based resource aimed at non-traditional students, engaging them with...
Encouraging Student Engagement in a Blended Learning Environment: The Use of Contemporary Learning Spaces
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 33, No. 2 (June 2008) pp. 139–150
Research shows that some non-traditional students find the university environment alienating, impersonal and unsupportive. The "Quickstart' project combines traditional lectures and seminars with a sequence of carefully designed online tasks, aimed...