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Wellbeing: The chasm between students’ expectations and institutional provision.

Holley, D. and Biggins, D., 2021. Wellbeing: The chasm between students’ expectations and institutional provision. #Take5.

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Mind the gap “Be more mindful about the situation, be more kind”. Advice to academic staff from an undergraduate student. “Be better at supporting students who need help or who are behind” “Be more understanding especially with non-visible disabilities and health issues!” This blog post reports on a piece of work we carried out in May-June 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic where we asked students about their experiences of using technology, and their experiences of accessing wellbeing support. The results were not at all what we expected. We were surprised at the technologies they were more confident in using, and our assumptions about easy navigation through our Virtual Learning Environment were challenged. Despite the stresses of the semester, most students had not accessed any of the wellbeing resources the University signposted. We cover the key policy themes before giving a snapshot of the research, and conclude by suggesting some responses that the LD community of educators could adopt.

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Additional Information: Welcome to Take5! This website and blog is designed to help all of us working at London Met to share our passion for teaching and learning. There are resources here on the site that people can use whenever they want to hopefully feed their passion for emancipatory and creative learning, teaching and assessment (LTA). There will be fortnightly blogposts sharing tips on easy-to-use ideas that can be embedded into any module at any level to develop student learning and success. "take just 5 minutes" to: - find a new idea - share how you applied it to your subject/module - share a new approach - add a comment...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital wellbeing ; HE students ; Technostress
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:36670
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Mar 2022 12:31
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:33


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