Learner support resources

As students have disparate levels of digital literacy, especially in a formal academic setting, they require support to participate effectively in their units.

The purpose of learner support and resources is to build the knowledge and skills to utilise relevant technologies, and to build critical thinking skills to analyse and evaluate information.

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Select the links below for more information about implications of practice for the various learner support principles.

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Students require learner support and resources in using LEO tools and integrated technologies.

Implications for practice

  • Staff should ensure students understand why specific LEO tool(s) and integrated technologies are selected.
  • Requirements, procedures and guides for using technologies in LEO are communicated to students.
  • Student feedback is sought in order to identify any support gaps and continuous improvements are made.
  • Learner support and resources should aim to develop student confidence and skills in using technologies to investigate discipline subjects and communicate in a networked world (GA10).
  • Learner support and resources should be embedded in the learning material.

Case study 1

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources:

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources:

Learner support and resources include links to relevant ACU resources.

Implications for practice

Learner support and resources will reflect the mode of delivery, the discipline area and its intended learning outcomes.

Students are directed to online support in:

  • Leap into Learning
  • ACU academic skills support
  • Library training resources e.g. subject and research guides
  • LEO guides for students
  • University policy and procedures
  • Assessment policy
  • Academic honesty policy.

Case study 2

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources:

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources:

Students with disabilities are informed of support for learning accessibility issues.

Implications for practice

  • Students are directed to appropriate support services and resources for learning accessibility issues.

Case study 3

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources:

Resources

Disability services: supporting students with special needs

Disability services contacts

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of learner support resources. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of learner support resources: