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To engage or not to engage? Is the instructor the answer?


Muir, T and Livy, S, To engage or not to engage? Is the instructor the answer?, SoTL Commons Conference, 19-21 February 2020, Georgia, United States (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Online learning has made higher education accessible for more students, yet there are ongoing concerns about low student engagement, retention and progression rates in this sector. Online students often experience a sense of isolation and disconnection with their studies and institution, with instructor presence identified as an influential factor in terms of student motivation to engage. This presentation will share the results of a study that investigated the factors which impacted upon studentsí engagement with a fully online course. Findings indicated that the presence of the instructor was particularly influential in motivating students to engage with the course.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:online learning, engagement, tertiary education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
ID Code:137946
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-03-16
Last Modified:2020-03-20
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