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Impact of student engagement on First Year ICT performance


Herbert, N, Impact of student engagement on First Year ICT performance, Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI 2017), 14-16 December 2017, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1085-1090. ISBN 978-1-5386-2652-8 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/CSCI.2017.189


A lack of engagement by students has been found to be a factor in the high attrition rates in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses. This paper explores whether using a flipped-classroom approach and continuous assessment can increase student engagement in first year in their learning of ICT professional skills and ethics - a topic that previous research has identified as a low interest topic. A case study research methodology is used to demonstrate that increasing student engagement could impact positively on both attrition and academic performance.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:engagement, flipped-classroom, communication, teamwork, employability, professionalism
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Computing education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Herbert, N (Associate Professor Nicole Herbert)
ID Code:132306
Year Published:2018 (online first 2017)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2019-05-02
Last Modified:2021-01-06

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