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Aspirations, equity and higher education course choice: The path travelled
This NCSEHE funded research report led by Dr Felicia Jaremus examined which students realise their childhood aspirations, for what higher education courses, and why.
Local, face-to-face support offers a lifeline for uni students in regional and remote Australia
This article provides an early indication that Regional University Centres are successfully complementing the online education universities are providing. The physical space, technology and face-to-face support the centres offer are making a difference.
Should I stay or should I go? The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional, rural and remote undergraduate students at an Australian University
In this article we draw on intersectional theory and in-depth interview data to understand the experiences, challenges faced by, and related choice-making processes of students during the height of the pandemic period.
Aspiring to higher education in regional and remote Australia: the diverse emotional and material realities shaping young people’s futures
Students from regional and remote areas remain significantly under-represented in higher education despite decades of equity policy designed to encourage participation.
Housing matters: Understanding the housing experiences of undergraduate regional, rural and remote students living outside the family home
The study sought to identify constraining and enabling factors for RRR tertiary students’ educational participation in relation to housing, and to identify specific housing challenges faced by students who experience multiple forms of disadvantage.
Artificial intelligence, ethics, equity and higher education: A ‘beginning-of-the-discussion’ paper
This paper aims to equip stakeholders with talking points to prompt informed and sustained dialogue on how AI might be used for good, and for what it’s good for, and importantly, to consider where it should not be used at all. The paper provides an introduction to AI and its subfield, machine learning, and outlines some of the uses in education.
Staying 'present' when teaching from a distance
With the onset of COVID-19, Stone provides tips to help establish your online presence with your students based on ideas from a wide range of experienced online teachers.
My children… think it’s cool that Mum is a uni student: Women with caring responsibilities studying online
This article explicitly explores how the dual identities of student and family carer are managed by women studying online. It highlights the largely invisible yet emotional and time-consuming additional load that many women are carrying and discusses the importance of this being recognised and accommodated at an institutional level.
Community influence on university aspirations: Does it take a village…?
Research found that communities exert a powerful influence on young people’s aspirations for university education, with consistently high student aspirations for university across a diverse range of Australian communities. Eight case study communities represented broad population demographics, with variations in socioeconomic status (SES), ethnicity, geographic location, employment, and average level of education.
Online learning in Australian higher education: Opportunities, challenges and transformations
This paper draws on the findings of three related Australian research projects, including NCSEHE Equity Fellowship research, to compare student and staff perspectives on ways to improve outcomes in online learning.