A tutor toolkit to promote a Sense of Belonging for online learners

“the greater a student’s “sense of belonging” to the university, the greater is his or her commitment to that institution … and the more likely it is that he or she will remain”  (Hoffman et al (2002-2003, p.228).  Online learners need to develop and maintain a healthy Sense of Belonging (SoB) if they are to … Continue reading A tutor toolkit to promote a Sense of Belonging for online learners

A comparison between online and face-to-face students experiences by Professor Scarabottolo

Professor Nello Scarabottolo from the University of Milan shared his research with us comparing students who are studying face-to-face or online on his undergraduate computer degree. When the degree was launched it was the only one in Italy and was attractive to students especially those already working in the computer industry as well as those … Continue reading A comparison between online and face-to-face students experiences by Professor Scarabottolo