At the Starting Line: Gearing up for Tertiary Education
Posted by: Teaching and Learning
27 March 2018
The University launched a first ever Small Private Online Course (SPOC) in December 2017 to all provisionally accepted first year students for 2018. The course, entitled “At the Starting Line: Gearing up for Tertiary Education” is a fully online student preparation course that assists prospective students to develop of a range of skills for the demands of tertiary studies. The content of the course is focused on skills such as goal setting, time management, note taking, study skills and academic reading. Information also includes tips on how to prepare for university, administrative information of UP as well as the full scope of expenses students have to keep in mind when planning their university careers. The mode of delivery held other benefits for the students: the non-facilitated, stand-alone online course demonstrated to the new students that they will have to take full responsibility for their own learning at university, while the use of Blackboard OpenEducation as delivery platform prepared them for their use of clickUP.