Increasing student grades in large online subjects: Combining tutorial support with technology

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Abstract

Three large first-year undergraduate subjects with 240-517 enrolled students were selected to participate in this pilot study. A meeting scheduling tool was embedded in the learning management system and thirty-minute, one-on-one tutorial sessions were available to students in the 2 weeks leading up to the due date of at least one large written task. Thirty one percent (31%) of enrolled students attended at least one appointment with a tutor. There was no difference in the average assessment mark that students obtained before the first tutorial was offered between those who attended a tutorial session for a later assessment item and those who did not. There was a significant increase in the average cumulative grade (10%, p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings ASCILITE 2021 in Armidale
EditorsSue Gregory, Steve Warburton, Mark Schier
Place of PublicationArmidale, NSW, Australia
Pages208-212
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2021
EventBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 202101 Dec 2021
https://2021conference.ascilite.org/ (Conference website)
https://2021conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ASCILITE-2021-Conference-Proceedings.pdf (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21
Abbreviated titleBack to the Future
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityArmidale
Period29/11/2101/12/21
OtherThe ASCILITE 2021 Conference is ASCILITE’s 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, hosted by the University of New England, Armidale, physical and virtual due to COVID-19 border restrictions, on 29 November to 1 December 2020.
ASCILITE 2021 themes:
- Learning Design and Learning Analytics
- Hybrid, Virtual and Place-based Education
- Back to the Future: Post-COVID Landscapes
- Academic Integrity
- Open and Inclusive Practice
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