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									  Ms Alison Savage
International Affairs
   Rationale for pre-entry CD-Rom

• What are the concerns of incoming students ?

• What cultural differences may there be ?

• How can we facilitate integration into university
  life?
           THE 2007 FACTOR

• How have students changed?
• What texts and media are they
     accustomed to?
• How do they usually obtain
  information?
• How visual are their expectations ?
          Research Background :
        Hofstede G: “Cultures & Organisations “

                    applied to HE in the U.K.

Hierarchy :         discreet & devolved
Power Distance : lecturers and students treat each
                    other as equals
Individualism v. Collectivism: development of the
       individual for a role in a society of individuals
Deference :         to question authority or not
Responsibility :    good teachers = good students ?
Our analysis focussed on 3 areas

           Linguistic

            Cultural

            Studies
                            LINGUISTIC
                        Jargon /slang/idioms

                 A linguistic trawl from a recent IT presentation


Cheesed off                                   Fobbed off

Alive and kicking                             On its last legs

To seduce the teacher                         Leapfrogging technology

Take-up                                       the dot.com bubble

A romp through                                An authoring tool
                LINGUISTIC
Registry- - supervisor –welfare-UG- PG- tutor –
 warden – teacher/lecturer/guru

Volunteering - PDP – e-learning –hub- support-
 counselling

Skills- assignment- deadline- supposed to –
  handouts –worksheets
                CULTURAL
•   Hierarchy
•   Staff-student relationships
•   Students’ Union
•   Care services + support
•   Independent learning
•   Learning styles
•   Grading & assessment scales
                   STUDIES
• Skills Development
• Critical Thinking
• Groupwork
• Research
• Plagiarism
• E-learning + message boards
• Placements
• Assessment
“Write a critical review of this article …….”
                      CD-ROM- GET SET
                             OBJECTIVES

•   To facilitate access to the university website

•   To highlight information and basic explanations of some new
    concepts

•   To encourage new students to ask questions and look for the answers
    [Panic Button]

•   To build the student’s confidence in using information sent to them in
    paper versions or over the Internet.

       Developed with technical support from a London IT company
                  CONTENTS
5 sections :

•   Arrival
•   Academic life
•   Studying & Resources
•   Life outside class
•   Your Studies
            WAY FORWARD

The CD cannot address all problems but
 in the autumn we will get feedback from
 students.
Next year we hope to expand the
 contents to cover major areas of
 language and study issues for each
 Faculty .
GET SET : An interactive CD-Rom
    for incoming students 2007

								
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