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Ayre, Nicola, Nicholl, Peter and Hanna, Paul (2011) Enhancing the first year transitional experience. In: Enhancing the First Year Computing Curriculum, London South Bank University. The Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Designing and delivering a first year curriculum experience which both challenges and inspires students to engage and develop to the best of their ability; whilst simultaneously facilitating their transition to higher education (HE) is a challenge facing many institutions. This paper presents a multi-faceted approach to addressing the challenges of widening participation and retention within a HE context. It will concentrate on the approaches developed and implemented to facilitate student transition to the HE environment in general and the computing domain specifically. These approaches are then evaluated resulting in the conclusion that while they are often highly resource intensive, results show they do help to retain students.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
ID Code:17798
Deposited By:Dr Nicola Ayre
Deposited On:01 Apr 2011 15:38
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:53

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