Working together - the benefits of student-staff partnerships in supporting moves towards personal learning

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Abstract

Personal learning is a complex terrain for students to navigate, and one that transcends discipline and cohort boundaries. This paper reflects on the introduction of a forum to promote, encourage and support student engagement with PebblePad, an ePortfolio / personal learning system. The forum provides students with an informal network beyond their course/subject cohorts in which they can ask questions and discuss issues as they traverse the technical and conceptual complexities in what is for many a transformational learning approach. It has developed as a partnership between students and staff, emerging from a student suggestion, establishing itself under the leadership of staff with student support, but gradually undergoing a role reversal so that students now take the lead. Now nearing the end of its second year, the forum demonstrates how staff-student partnerships can benefit a range of stakeholders in the university community - from students to academics, and particularly to the mentors themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011
Pages1184-1189
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2011
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 201107 Dec 2011

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NameASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

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ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period04/12/1107/12/11

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Stewart, S., & Hunter, C. (2011). Working together - the benefits of student-staff partnerships in supporting moves towards personal learning. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011 (pp. 1184-1189). (ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education).
Stewart, Sandra ; Hunter, Carole. / Working together - the benefits of student-staff partnerships in supporting moves towards personal learning. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011. 2011. pp. 1184-1189 (ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education).
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Stewart, S & Hunter, C 2011, Working together - the benefits of student-staff partnerships in supporting moves towards personal learning. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011. ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp. 1184-1189, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 04/12/11.

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Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011. 2011. p. 1184-1189 (ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education).

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