Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Sep 29 12:49:07 AEST 2013
At 12:17 PM +1000 29/9/13, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>This may be cultural and possibly gender influenced. What is
I was meaning in the sense of attendances at lectures typically being
half (or less) of the unit enrolment. Early lectures in a sequence
and the last lecture seemed to be more, and seem to be more these day
as as well.
Aside: In addition to the 40-50% participation-rates in lectures,
it's necessary to check the extent to which candidates download
lecture-supporting materials (typically slide-sets), and stream the
I don't monitor this systematically (I'm a casual lecturer, maybe in
both senses); but I've been surprised at how many times recorded
lectures are utilised, compared with the unit's enrolment.
Personally, I was never that diligent - although the work involved in
going to the library and getting out and running old-fashioned media
was far greater than it is now.
>Back in the 60s, most likely male, even in Australia.
True. Maybe 70-30 in accountancy/ecs?
More-so in comp sci and even info sys, back then.
(I did a Psych unit, and was amazed at the reverse imbalance
I remember thinking: 'All that talent going to waste!').
These days, even in Comp Sci (my only recent experience), it's a lot
closer towards balanced than it was.
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