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What factors promote student resilience on a level 1 distance learning module?

Simons, Joan; Beaumont, Kythe and Holland, Lesley (2018). What factors promote student resilience on a level 1 distance learning module? Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 33(1) pp. 4–17.

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Abstract

Resilience is understood to be the ability to adapt positively in the face of adversity. In relation to new students on a distance learning module, this can mean how they adapt and make sense of the demands of their chosen study to enable them to persist in their studies. This article reports a small-scale study involving semistructured telephone interviews with students on a level 1 distance learning module at the UK Open University. Students identified the challenges they experienced such as carving out time to study alongside other commitments, as well as developing their academic writing. Students also identified factors that enabled them to adapt to these challenges and be successful in continuing to study. Students rated highly the support they received from tutors in the form of tailored, detailed feedback on their assignments. Other factors that enabled students to persist in their studies were time management, self-belief and motivation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Open University
ISSN: 1469-9958
Keywords: resilience; tutor support; time management; student feedback
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 52795
Depositing User: Joan Simons
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 10:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/52795
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