Building Digital Engagement of Distance Students to Enhance their Success

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Presentation at Engaging Students Through Digital Communications, Sydney, 15th August 2012

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  • 1. Building Digital Engagement ofDistance Students to Enhance their Success Professor Mark Brown Engaging Students through Digital Communications 15th August, 2012
  • 2. About Massey… Auckland Palmerston North Wellington Distance International
  • 3. About Massey…
  • 4. About Massey…
  • 5. About Massey…
  • 6. About DELFA… • Innovation hub • Global think tank • Networked community • Interdisciplinary development • Engine for new learning futures http://delfa.massey.ac.nz
  • 7. Pop quiz...
  • 8. Pop quiz... 1. How many gold medals did Australia win at the London Olympics?
  • 9. Pop quiz... 2. How many gold medals did New Zealand win at the London Olympics?
  • 10. Pop quiz...
  • 11. Pop quiz... 3. How many athletes did Massey University have at the London Olympics?
  • 12. Pop quiz...
  • 13. Pop quiz...
  • 14. Pop quiz...
  • 15. Outline… 1. A BOLD new future 2 A framework for student engagement 3. A brief reality check from distance learners
  • 16. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 17. 1. A BOLD new future Blended, On-line, Distance (the new normal)
  • 18. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 19. 1. A BOLD new futureNo = 181 THE
  • 20. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 21. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 22. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 23. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 24. 1. A BOLD new future But wait there‟s more…
  • 25. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 26. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 27. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 28. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 29. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 30. 1. A BOLD new future
  • 31. 1. A BOLD new future What does all this mean? The traditional universityis being chiseled away by powerful global forces and new business models as a multitude of new providers emerge.
  • 32. 1. A BOLD new future Previously international students had to come to us Now we can go to them…Won 2011 QS Award -
  • 33. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 34. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Engagement perspectives… • Behavioural • Psychological • Institutional • Socio-cultural • Holistic A complex web of interactions Kahu, E. (2011). Framing student engagement in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 1-16.
  • 35. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 36. 2. A framework forstudent engagement 67% 54%
  • 37. 2. A framework forstudent engagement 72% 58%
  • 38. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 39. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 40. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Publication of league tables: - attrition - completion - progression http://www.tec.govt.nz/
  • 41. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Our Student Success Framework… • Appropriate course choice • Proactive personalised contact/information • Early identification of „at risk‟ • Role of external support • Positive interactions with university • Feel sense of belong to the university • Develop academic confidence • Develop academic capacity Need to move away from „goulash approach‟
  • 42. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Adapted from Wilson (2009) Tertiary Intervention What do we do for failing students Secondary Intervention What do we do for at-risk students? Targeted/Selective Primary Intervention What do we do for targeted groups of students? General/Primary Intervention What do we do for all students? Intervention Pyramid
  • 43. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Student Life Cycle I N T E R V E N T I O N S Student Success Framework
  • 44. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Mapping Student Success
  • 45. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Thinking About Study - „the website‟ • Focus on managing expectations • Content and tools to assist the student to make good choices - Distance learning and how it works - Considerations when choosing courses - Planning your study - Services and resources
  • 46. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Thinking About Study - „Online preparation tools‟ • Self directed exercises - Literacy/numeracy exercises - Is distance learning for me? Quiz
  • 47. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 48. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 49. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Thinking About Study -„Work/Study/Life Calculator‟
  • 50. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Making Choices –“online course previews‟
  • 51. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 52. 2. A framework forstudent engagement First Few Weeks - „Online orientation course‟
  • 53. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Progression – „Online Learning Platform‟
  • 54. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 55. 2. A framework forstudent engagement - Real time clinics
  • 56. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Progression – „OWLL‟ Visits 150000 100000 50000 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total visits 111,113 65.4% increase on 2011
  • 57. 2. A framework forstudent engagement
  • 58. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Progression - „Assignment Pre-reading Service‟
  • 59. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Digitalised study resources
  • 60. 2. A framework forstudent engagement Digital video… All-time Views (Cumm) 180000 169513 160000 140000 132067 120000 100000 97552 80000 60000 62765 40000 40809 20000 0 885 1227 23296 12424 0 6122 2007 S1 2007 S2 2008 S1 2008 S2 2009 S1 2009 S2 2010 S1 2010 S2 2011 S1 2011 S2 2012 S1 Views
  • 61. 3. A brief reality check
  • 62. 3. A brief reality check Digital exclusion European 1 paper (unit) College of Education Remote location Employed 3 days
  • 63. 3. A brief reality check „I would like to continue [participating] but not being able to send the video misses the point of the exercise. It highlights a concern for online learning doesnt it? There are people who dont know the technology well enough to be able to work it with ease.‟
  • 64. 3. A brief reality check „I would like to continue [participating] but not being able to send the video misses the point of the exercise. It highlights a concern for online learning doesnt it? There are people who dont know the technology well enough to be able to work it with ease.‟ Disengagement was an attraction of being a Distance Learner
  • 65. Final Word…
  • 66. Final Word… Metaphorically how can new digital technologies provide caves, campfires, watering holes and mountain tops which promote a sense of belonging?
  • 67. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz/
  • 68. What happened in the past is no longer a reliable guideto the future • Learning for the future • Teachers as future makers • Leading in a climate of change