How can we best prepare international students to make a successful transition into undergraduate study at university? This e-poster will present an innovative online solution to this challenge. Developed by the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, the ‘Academic Skills for University Success’ Specialisation is a series of five massive open online courses (MOOCs) aimed at supporting students in the transition to tertiary study at an English-medium university. The specialisation is aimed at a global cohort of learners and provides an introduction to the core values and expectations of academic culture.
This e-poster will outline how evidence-based course design, alignment with best practice principles in online learning, and innovations in adaptive courseware contribute to a personalised approach to teaching the 21st century skills essential to academic preparedness – information and digital literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and ethical and social responsibility. They also build understanding of what it means to be a global citizen who contributes to positive change in the world.
This e-poster aims to enable you to:
* understand how evidence-based course design allows the curriculum to address diverse learner needs in the academic preparation space
* identify innovative online pedagogical strategies that promote personalised and independent learning, self-reflection, engagement, and student-centredness in an online environment at scale
* explore how an academic skills preparation course can develop 21st century skills and promote an understanding of global citizenry.