The aim of the project is to research and evaluate a range of technologies aimed at increasing online lecture engagement, both synchronously (in face to face lectures) and asynchronously (during lecture recordings), by providing opportunities for in-lecture interactions.
Significant & Benefit
In order for CSU to remain a leader in distance education current policy is pushing ‘doing DE differently’ and a key aspect of this will be to increase student engagement through quality learning design. The current study is focusing on integration of student centred learning around the use of audience response systems/ in lecture questioning. The key here is not just the use of the technologies/tool, but the design of the activity with the tool as a component. Overall improvement in student engagement and therefore retention is expected to be a key impact of this project.
This study and the methods/ framework developed is expected to increase engagement and especially for DE students (or students not attending lectures) to make the process more interesting and enjoyable. This would subsequently increase progression in subject sand also reduce attrition. It is also envisaged that the framework will enhance SES scores in the areas of engagement and student satisfaction in terms of value proposition offered. This would in turn benefit CSU with the ability to gain better value for existing tools and also retain the track record of being the leader in DE market.
The aims of this study are to find a solution to a problem, but to then also offer PD around this so others can easily adopt it and increase the engagement of their student and consequentially SES scores
Dr Nathan Miles
Mr George John
Ms Kerri Hicks
The overall aim of this study is to explore the use and application of in lecture questioning to improve student engagement in recorded lectures for distance education students.
The key objectives of this study will be to:
- Investigate face to face (F2F) and DE student perceptions of the use of in lecture questions for improving engagement and learning
- Determine which tool/s out of Blackboard, Echo360 and Turning technologies is best to deliver in lecture questions to distance education students at CSU
- Develop a pedagogical framework and optimum feedback mechanisms to deliver in lecture questions and increase student engagement
- Disseminate results and offer professional development into potential methods of using in lecture questioning to improve engagement to staff of CSU.