Tag Archive | learner motivation

The LSU Top 5 #44

This is the 44th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) ‘Majoring in a Professor’ – Inside Higher Ed Students’ decisions about what to major in is “overwhelmingly” influenced by who teaches them in each major’s […]

Dream bigger – advice for students

By Ly Nguyen Phuc, Bachelor of Commerce student Phuc is a first-semester Bachelor of Commerce student and a RMIT University Vietnam scholarship recipient. Rather than just focusing on grades and ‘perfect’ academic results, I believe it is much better if you study because you have a strong passion for what you like and an urge to […]

Discovering your passions

By Matt Cowan, LSU and Mai Thanh Ngoc, Bachelor of Business – Economics and Finance In this audio interview, Matt talks with Ngoc, a current scholarship student at RMIT Vietnam, about discovering passions while studying, and advice for students on making the best of the academic and social opportunities at university. It’s a 14 minute […]

What does ‘good English communication’ mean?

RMIT Vietnam staff Matt (LSU) and Loc (Library and Learning Commons) – English communication in action! By Pham Nguyen Hoang Dy, LSU English has rapidly become an essential language in South East Asia. In occupational areas, many workplaces now require English communicative abilities. The better command of English one has, the more likely that he […]

Seven things I wish I knew at uni

By Sam Graham, LSU Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention. Actually, not too few. Seven, to be precise. Seven things that I wish I could go back in time and tell my 18 year old self about how to do better at uni. Study stuff 1.       Start with Wikipedia […]

Teamwork Asian style

By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 01/02/2013. I have never believed that the idea of “teamwork” can work in the Asian context. I can still vaguely remember the first time I did teamwork with 3 colleagues from Asia in the student common room of the School […]

The LSU Top 5 #10

This is the tenth of our weekly links to the top 5 interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!)   Fantasy Academe: A role for sabermetrics – The Chronicle of Higher Education What if our value as academics and Higher Education staff was measured in the way players […]

So you want to improve your writing? Some suggestions for students

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has an MA in TEFL and has been teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning and the discovery process. I once went to a professional basketball game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Boston Celtics. I arrived a couple of hours early. After […]

Hear from the graduates

Dang with some of the LSU staff  (from left) - Dy, Wei, Matt and David

By David DeBrot, LSU with Nguyen Quoc Hung and Nguyen Hong Hai Dang It’s Graduation this weekend both in Saigon and Hanoi at RMIT Vietnam. Listen to two of the top graduates and former SLAMs mentors talk about their university experience  and their advice to students and staff at this university and others. The two […]

My journey

Featuring Dr. Wei Wei, LSU

In this video, Wei talks about his experience transitioning from being an undergraduate student in China to a graduate student in England.

Below  is Wei’s step-by-step account of the changes required in his expectations and perspectives towards learning and academic success. In the video he also gives specific advice to students on how to make the transition to an international university such as RMIT University Vietnam.

Leave a comment below to let Wei know how his experience connects to yours or your students’.

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