PILOT STUDY 1
|Institution:||UTS (Engineering, Faculty of Science)|
|Course:||Physical Modelling (core first year course for engineering students)|
|Structure:||Lectures, tutorials, lab, online homework|
|Pilot:||July – Nov 2017|
Description: The course was chosen because of its enrolment size (700 pa), diversity of majors (15), diversity of entry pathways (10) and a large proportion of students from non-English speaking background (50%). There are structured weekly activities for students that are performed individually where weekly activities may be revisited throughout the semester. There is also a set of hands-on activities which run over multiple weeks. This flexible arrangement to engage of learning tasks allows for a variedly prepared cohort and paces of learning.
Keeping track of students’ progress with their transition to university and their progress of learning is a challenge in this course. Many of the individual activities, provided progress feedback and targeted interventions could be delivered autonomously.
This project aims to:
- use the tool for the delivery of weekly emails with student specific feedback and individual interventions where required;
- identify a set of generic rules and conditions for formulating feedback and triggering interventions
- assess the effectiveness of written feedback;
- assess the level of authenticity of autonomous feedback.
For more details, contact: Dr Jurgen Schulte Jurgen.Schulte@uts.edu.au