Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

University of WA

Faculty

Vice Chancellery

School

Vice Chancellery

RAS ID

5083

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This article was originally published as: Oliver, R. G. (2007). Using technology supported inquiry learning to engage first year students in large classes. . Proceedings of Annual Teaching Learning Forum. (pp. 10-23). Perth. University of WA. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper describes a study that explored the promotion of learner engagement among first year students through a technology facilitated inquiry learning approach. Students were given a series of authentic inquiry tasks supported by a raft of learning scaffolds. The technology-facilitated system supported timely feedback and support and administrative efficiencies for the tutors and teacher. This paper describes the web based system and reports aspects of an inquiry exploring the factors seen to influence students' levels of engagement and achievement. Recommendations are drawn from the study for further instantiations of the approach with appropriate revisions and changes.

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