Students’ Self-management: E-course, E-tutoring and Online Support System
This paper discusses designing of an E-course and the Students’ E-tutoring and Support System (the SEOS System) at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). There was a pressing need for such a system since the student drop-out rate at TUT is high (40%), especially among the first-year students. The general purpose of the E-course “Self-management” and the SEOS System is to decrease the drop-out rate among first-year students through individual assistance in problem solving. The first steps were interviewing tutors and doing a Pilot Study in order to map the problems first-year students have at TUT. We designed and introduced the self-management E-course since it became evident that students at TUT often had problems that fell outside the scope of TUT student support sources such as problems concerning knowledge and skills of time management and personal finance management. The SEOS System was developed for decreasing the first-year students’ drop-out rate trough offering them individual assistance, advice and guidance.
KeywordsTime Management Personal Finance Credit Assignment Freshman Test Individual Assistance
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