Part-time students in the workforce - enhancing practice in course provision

John W. Davies*, Brian Counter, Mark Davison, Steve Luke, Peter Mills

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Abstract

This paper describes a recent project on HE delivery to part-time students in the workforce. The main aim has been to investigate and propose effective practice in part-time provision in engineering in order to enhance the experience of part-time students at the same time as giving potential benefits to courses, departments and all students. The project has included interviews with employers and a questionnaire survey for current part-time students. The final guidance has been assembled with the aim of supporting the enhancement of existing courses and the development of new part-time provision. The paper presents the approaches taken in the project as a whole, analyses the results of the student survey, and summarises the overall outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings for EE2012
Subtitle of host publicationinnovation, practice and research in engineering education
PublisherHigher Education Academy
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-907632-16-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational conference on innovation, practice and research in Engineering Education - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201220 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on innovation, practice and research in Engineering Education
Abbreviated titleEE 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period18/09/1220/09/12

Bibliographical note

Copyright © September 2012, authors as listed at the start of this paper. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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  • Research Output

    • 7 Conference contribution

    A quest for helpful feedback to programming coursework

    Wong, S. H. S. & Beaumont, A. J., 2012, Conference proceedings for EE2012: innovation, practice and research in engineering education. Higher Education Academy, 11 p. GP152/abs084

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • Engineering education for the 21st century: scholarship, synergy and student success

    Andrews, J. & Clark, R., Dec 2012, Conference proceedings for EE2012: innovation, practice and research in engineering education. Higher Education Academy, 6 p. RDP196/abs071

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • Enhancing student learning experience through a novel electronic coursework assessment and feedback management system

    Wong, S. H. S., Taylor, J. E. & Beaumont, A. J., 18 Sep 2012, Proceedings for EE2012 - Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education. Higher Education Academy, 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • Cite this

    Davies, J. W., Counter, B., Davison, M., Luke, S., & Mills, P. (2012). Part-time students in the workforce - enhancing practice in course provision. In Conference proceedings for EE2012: innovation, practice and research in engineering education [GP174/abs099] Higher Education Academy. http://cede.lboro.ac.uk/ee2012/papers/ee2012_submission_174_gp.pdf