The Student Success Toolbox project, led by a team within Dublin City University’s National Institute for Digital Learning, has received a “highly commended award” for team innovation in teaching and learning from the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). The award was presented during an ECIU showcase event to a large audience of invited guests in Brussels
The next dissemination workshop for the Student Success Toolbox project takes place on Thursday 26th May at the Edtech 2016 conference.
If you are coming to this event please consider watching the following video, and definitely ready this document, before coming to the workshop.
The aim of the Student Success Toolbox is to support transitions from thinking about study
You are invited to attend the ‘Student Success Workshop: A set of tools to support adult, part-time & online students’ which takes place on Friday 13th May from 10:00 in Computer Lab E0029.
Places are limited for this event so please do reserve your place by registering at this link: http://bit.ly/277v97c
The aim of the Student Success
As an online orientation, at the beginning of the academic year, would necessarily be unique to that programme or institution this tool takes a different form to the other seven tools. This tool is created as a guide for those who wish to create an online orientation. This guide describes the elements that should be
This tool is designed to provide support for flexible learners from other flexible learners. The site would be based on a Tumblr platform, and would address topics such as developing a healthy study/life balance. Each student would be free to post on the site and it is intended that materials posted would be generic and
This tool is a five week online course that provides prospective flexible learners with key messages about how to prepare for studying at higher education level as a flexible learner. This tool incorporates a number of the other tools within its structure, in order to aid prospective learners in assessing their readiness for higher education,
With this tool prospective flexible learners navigate through information slides relating to what an assignment in higher education is. Advice on how to start an assignment and develop a plan in breaking down a research question is also provided, with key elements within a plan being flagged. Additionally a series of student orientated quotes and
Through the guidance of a student narrator, prospective flexible learners are informed of the necessary computer skills needed in higher education. They are also informed of the technology they will need, and the computer services offered by colleges. Four students stories can also be accessed, which entail flexible learners’ first interactions with email services, online
The ‘Who can I ask?’ tool offers prospective flexible learners the opportunity to think about their support network and how they might garner support to help them successfully complete their studies. Through a series of information slides, users are made aware of how they can seek support from Friends, Family, Employers, Universities and Other Students.
This second tool provides a self-reflective ‘Calculator’ where prospective students are supported in thinking about the amount of time they spend on different activities during a typical week and how much spare time they might have to allocate to study. The calculator enables people to self-assess whether balancing study with their existing life, work and