Addressing student retention and engagement using new technology.

Date

2019-02-06

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Advance HE STEM teaching and learning conference 2019.

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Conference

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Yes

Abstract

A range of strategies to improve retention and progression of Biomedical Science students at De Montfort University (DMU) implemented in 2016/17 included: an intensive induction week with social/networking events involving academics; an increment in the number of lectures and tutorials on STEM topics; the creation of regular drop-in sessions for each module. These strategies might have translated into a trend in the reduction of the percentage of students that failed in year 1, due to academic circumstances, from 19% in 2014/15 to 9.6% in 2016/17. More actions being developed include creation of a complete website covering fundamental biology and chemistry.

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DMU e-Biology, STEM training, Web-based resources, Blended learning, Retention and engagement

Citation

Peña-Fernández, A., Evans, M.D. and Peña M.A. (2019) Addressing student retention and engagement using new technology. Advance HE STEM teaching and learning conference 2019. Delivering next generation teaching in STEM. Birmingham, UK, 30th to 31st January 2019. Oral presentation. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/36014

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Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)