Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students

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Crowley-Cyr, Lynda and Hevers, James. 2021. "Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students." Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 18 (1), pp. 1-17.
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Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students

ERA Journal ID20366
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCrowley-Cyr, Lynda (Author) and Hevers, James (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Journal Citation18 (1), pp. 1-17
Article Number2
Number of Pages17
Year2021
PublisherUniversity of Wollongong
Place of PublicationWollongong, Australia
ISSN1449-9789
Web Address (URL)https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol18/iss1/2
Abstract

The University of Southern Queensland’s online study environment continues to grow with over 16,000 students studying online. Pre-Covid-19, online enrolments typically represent around 67% of all students studying at USQ. This article usefully analyses quantitative data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot of an online peer-assisted learning program for first-year Law students. The article asks whether a customised online Meet-Up program can objectively enhance student engagement and academic performance in a first-year law course. Results from the pilot were positive and are a productive contribution to the literature on online peer-assisted learning.

Keywordsonline peer-assisted learning, first year law students, student engagement, student wellbeing, student progression
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
480605. Tort law
480102. Commercial law
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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