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ERIC Number: EJ785358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Engaging First Year Students Using a Web-Supported Inquiry-Based Learning Setting
Oliver, Ron
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v55 n3 p285-301 Mar 2008
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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