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Journal Article

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Vice Chancellery

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Vice Chancellery

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This article was originally published as: Oliver, R. (2008). Engaging first year students using a Web-supported inquiry-based learning setting. Higher Education, 55(3), 285-301. Original article available here.

Abstract

This paper describes a study that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback and support and administrative efficiencies. The study explored the forms of engagement that the Web-supported inquiry-based learning approach was able to engender among first year undergraduate students and the factors that were found to influence students’ levels of engagement and achievement in the approach.

DOI

10.1007/s10734-007-9055-7

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10.1007/s10734-007-9055-7