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Title: tUNEup from Home University Preparation Course: An innovative practice to support first year students
Contributor(s): Pendreigh, Helen (author); Wijeyewardene, Ingrid  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: This presentation discusses an innovative, practice-based initiative to prepare first year students for tertiary study. The program is offered totally online and, through its utilisation of sound pedagogical practices, assists students to become independent, self-directed learners who are able to manage the basics of academic writing and referencing, to use online learning tools and to access the university's support services. The design of the program allows for high level student participation, but requires relatively low staff maintenance to run for up to 100 students for each three week session. This program is equitable because it is free and all students can participate from their home base, regardless of their location and personal circumstance. tUNEup from Home has been evolving across a four year period as it responds to participant surveys and has now reached a consistently high level of student satisfaction in student surveys.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: FYHE 2010: 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference: Aspiration, Access, Achievement, Adelaide, Australia, 27th - 30th June, 2010
Source of Publication: Thirteenth Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference Proceedings
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930103 Learner Development
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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