Supporting students online

Student working on computer

As you move your subjects and students online, I’d like to reassure you that this is all just business as usual for Academic Skills. We have always supported students and staff in the online space and will continue to do so. The only services that will cease are the face-to-face appointments and on-campus drop-in sessions.

Through the student portal, Academic Skills continues to offer:

  • online, email, Skype, phone, and now Zoom learning, literacy, and numeracy appointments
  • online workshops – both generic and embedded in specific subjects
  • Ask an Academic Skills Advisor online discussion forum
  • online assignment feedback submission
  • online study guides and videos
  • online recordings of selected workshops
  • online and printable referencing tools. APA (7th ed.) versions of the Charles Sturt Referencing Summary and the online Academic Referencing Tool are available on this site, as is a guide to AGLC4.

In addition, the Online Study Advisors are rolling out additional support for students who are new to learning online and are perhaps a bit anxious. This support includes:

  • one-on-one appointments via phone, Skype, or email with an Online Study Advisor
  • two online workshops to help students transition to online learning – “Staying connected” and “Planning your online learning”
  • Online drop-in sessions to help students transition to online learning
  • additional modules in the existing Study Link subject SSS032 “Introduction to online learning”. All students are automatically enrolled in this subject on enrolment at Charles Sturt.

You are most welcome to copy and paste the two paragraphs above directly into an announcement for your students . You are also, as ever, welcome to contact me to discuss any particular concerns you have or request strategies, resources, or workshops to assist your students with their learning, writing, referencing, and numeracy skills.

Debbie Wheeler, Academic Skills Coordinator (BJBS); 07 55 294140