A reminder of what we can do to keep students engaged before term draws to an end…
Natural Landscape by Amy Grimes
There are several ways to know if our students are engaged, and this year, since moving to online and blended learning approaches, the baseline protocol for monitoring engagement has been via weekly Moodle check-ins. We can also know if students are engaged by noting their attendance to workshops, tutorials, viewing content on Moodle, and based on their submissions for formative and summative assessment. What can we do when we notice students are not engaging?
Course tutors and administrators – if you know of students who are struggling to engage or not engaging at all, and your attempts to reach out to them do not seem to be working, you can call on Chris Bryant for help. Chris is LCC’s Student Experience Officer and can help to reach out to students, liaise with them and signpost them to support where needed. He can reach out by email or phone, and has the facility to phone students who are based abroad.
“It’s wonderful to know that the APT team are here to support our students. I really appreciate them reaching out at such short notice and spending so much time with them”- BA IVM year leader Maisie Noble
Use the Academic Progression Tool
At LCC, courses can use the Academic Progression Tool (APT) to monitor student engagement and support, and to identify students who need to be reached out to by Chris. APT is offered to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses at LCC, and forms part of the practice outlined in our Tutorial Policy along with using the Tutorial Record Sheet.
An increasing number of courses now use APT as part of their practice of supporting students to progress through the first stage of their course. Some courses are also using APT to support students as they progress through year 2 and 3. The APT team, of which Chris Bryant is part, can help courses to adapt workbooks for continued use, as well as inducting courses using APT for the first time.
LCC tutors and administrators can arrange a 1-1 with APT Administrator, Veronica Otero, for induction and ongoing training.