ERIC Number: EJ1081490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
First Year University Student Engagement Using Digital Curation and Career Goal Setting
Antonio, Amy; Tuffley, David
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
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.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, Career Choice, Goal Orientation, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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