Educational Interventions to Improve Student Readiness

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Kumar, Bijeta
Sharma, Bibhya
Chaudhary, Kaylash
Paea, Sione
Narayan, Swasti
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // Many first-year students are seen to struggle to build resilience in their first year of post-secondary education just like racing cars. The journey of the first year or incoming university students is explained with an analogy of racing cars mainly an analogy for student learning based on the performance of race cars. To improve retention and first year experience, higher education institutes try to build resilience in students, they expect students to participate in campus activities and interact with other students and teachers from different backgrounds. But what about students’ expectations of their institution and how often institutions emphasize these training and engagement opportunities to their incoming students? An online student readiness intervention program has been designed to understand expectations and investigate predictors that promote resilience. The student readiness resilience intervention program includes three phases, which begin with a diagnostic assessment to determine individuals acquired knowledge and skills. The next phase helps prepare students by addressing the learning gaps from the results of the online tests through virtual events. The final phase includes personalized learning with mentors’ mobile coaching with an aim to build resilience by creating lasting habits and capabilities to enable first year students to remain calm and focused. This study further reviews various theories to identify process, trends, differences, and gaps to describe and critically analyse student readiness and effects of intervention programs. It will also provide useful critique and recommendations to transition leaders and educators in relation to the student resilience. // Paper ID 8663
Online Learning, Higher Education, Educational Resilience