Online higher education

Students say uni online learning is mostly ‘busy work’. Here’s what will really engage them

By Cathy Stone, Naomi Milthorpe and Janet Dyment

To combat high failure and student drop-out rates, universities have developed strategies to monitor online student engagement through measurable activities. We explored if and how these monitoring activities accurately measure online engagement. Perhaps our most surprising finding was that the teacher-education students in our study did not see their set online tasks as being valuable

Online higher education: how Charles Sturt University engages its students

By Barney Dalgarno

Reducing student attrition rates in higher education has come into sharper focus with the growth of online courses.