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Student engagement

Online learning good practice
Icon for student engagement TEQSA’ s analysis of student experience during the pandemic found students overall responded positively to the flexibility of online course delivery. However, a lack of motivation and engagement were ongoing concerns, with students reporting feeling isolated and unmotivated. A common complaint was insufficient contact with teaching staff and a lack of peer interaction.

Planning courses with the requirements of online learning in mind

Increasing interaction

Creating engaging online experiences

Time management

Students also reported difficulties with time management and perceived an increase in workload during the transition to online learning during the pandemic. Although there is no evidence that workloads increased, factors contributing to students’ perceptions may include time spent acquiring new skills to navigate through online learning, and the inability to easily exchange information and ideas with peers.

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