Title: Improving study habits and student-teacher relationships with the internet

Authors: Oliver Au

Addresses: Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Effective study habits and good student-teacher relationships improve academic performance. However, universities stop short of fostering effective study habits with their meagre effort in providing online or printed guidebooks of study skills. Some lecturers also attempted to improve their relationships with students to no avail. We post lecture recordings online. We offer to remind students by e-mail if they want to form the new habit of reviewing taught materials within 24 hours of the lecture. After the easy implementation of lecture recordings and study reminders, we observed an improvement of study habits in one-third of the participating students in just three weeks. We have also cultivated by far the best student-teacher relationship in a course.

Keywords: study habits; student-teacher relationships; lecture recordings; email reminders; attitudes; SSHA; learning strategies; study strategies; innovation; learning; academic performance; study skills; e-learning; online learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.064368

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.2, pp.221 - 229

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 15 Aug 2014 *

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