Benefits of LINC Online Learning Support
Find out what students will gain from LINC Online Learning Support service.
Every student will be assigned a dedicated Learning Advisor when they register for LINC Online Learning Support service. Learning Advisors support students by addressing two key areas: developing academic skills and learning online.
Developing Academic Skills
The University of Auckland requires students to have a range of academic skills to be successful in their academic journey, be it day-to-day learning tasks or completing assessments. Many of these skill sets are different from what international students may have studied previously during their school years such as:
- Academic writing and communication (structure, formats, language, etc.)
- Research and referencing (citations, paraphrasing, etc.)
- Academic integrity
It has been noted that a large percentage of international students, irrespective of cultural background and aptitude, require support to quickly master these skills within the first few weeks of their semester especially when learning remotely, with ongoing support to refine them.
Online Learning Skills
In addition to academic skills, LINC Learning Advisors are available to provide valuable guidance to help students adapt to the new online learning environment by introducing them to:
- Best practices learning online (note taking, technology management, etc.)
- Undertaking online assessments (handling open book exams, online submissions, etc.)
- Study planning and time management
LINC Learning Advisors are available 7 days a week to help students to rapidly develop and refine these skills so that they are successful in their studies at the University of Auckland.