The University of Southern Queensland’s online study environment continues to grow with over 16,000 students studying online. Pre-Covid-19, online enrolments typically represent around 67% of all students studying at USQ. This article usefully analyses quantitative data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot of an online peer-assisted learning program for first-year Law students. The article asks whether a customised online Meet-Up program can objectively enhance student engagement and academic performance in a first-year law course. Results from the pilot were positive and are a productive contribution to the literature on online peer-assisted learning.
Recommended CitationCrowley-Cyr, Lynda and Hevers, James, Using Peer Assisted Learning to improve academic engagement and progression of first year online law students, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18(1), 2021.