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Early findings by the OES research team on the identified gap in literature for a standard valid measure to determine readiness for learning online.
27 August 2019
There has been a rapid growth in online students both in Australia and overseas as technology opens up education opportunities for students from all geographies and backgrounds.
With increasing numbers of Australian students opting to study online, it is vitally important that resources are available to ensure these students are afforded the same academic success and equal – if not higher – levels of support as on-campus students. In this context, providing students with self-awareness of their strengths and weaknesses has the potential to prepare them for the challenges and rigour of online learning.
The OES research team identified a gap in the literature for a standard valid measure to determine readiness for learning online. In response, the team is in the process of developing and validating a tool that can be used to predict online student success and provide students with support relevant to their needs. In addition, the tool can provide students with immediate, personalised, and actionable feedback to equip them to tackle their areas needing development before it impacts their studies.
Early research findings by OES have identified seven main attributes students may need to succeed in the online environment. Seven indicators to measure student readiness for online learning:
OES is committed to pioneering research that will give students the tools they need to succeed in higher education. We will be publishing our full research findings in this area later this year
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