Insights on supporting learning during computing science and engineering students' transition to university: a design-oriented, mixed methods exploration of instructor and student perspectives

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Using a design-based orientation, this mixed-method study explored ways to support computing science and engineering students whose study strategies may be inadequate to meet coursework expectations. Learning support workshops, paired with university courses, have been found to assist students as they transition to university learning, thereby contributing to lower attrition rates. Unfortunately, at-risk students are less likely to attend paired learning support initiatives. To broaden participation, incentives can be provided to all students. However, doing so entails that learning...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Providers of education and training; Participation; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: University; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Learning support; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 3

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 479-497

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Special issue: Transition to higher education: an international perspective

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.58

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