Examples of how your StREAM@Leeds data could look - Student Guide
StREAM@Leeds shows you a snapshot of how you engage with Digital Education resources and for this reason context is very important. While it may seem that your Engagement Ratings are low, or are below the Cohort Average, this does not mean you are not working hard or studying in a way that suits you best.
Example 1 - Your Engagement Ratings match the Cohort Average
If your Engagement Ratings match the Cohort Average, you could be engaging with the Digital Education resources in a similar manner to your course. If your engagement and the Cohort Average increases and decreases at the same time, this could show you that you are interesting with resources at the appropriate times (e.g. before an exam) and help you learn more about your method of study.
However, this does not mean you cannot ask for support from your Academic Personal Tutor. It may be that while you are interacting with resources in a way appropriate to your course, only you know how well you are understanding the content.
Example 2 - Your Engagement Ratings are lower but mirror the Cohort Average
If your Engagement Ratings are lower than the Cohort Average, you may assume that you are not engaging with your course appropriately. While this could show you where you could interact with resources more, it may also be down to you having your own method of learning.
As seen in the above example, the Engagement Ratings are lower than the cohort but they are still mirroring the ups and downs. This could mean that you are not as active with resources as your cohort but you are still interacting with resources at the appropriate times.
If your student profile presents itself in this way, it is important to take time to think about how you study best. You may feel that you are already studying in a way that suits you best, or may choose to investigate further into your StREAM@Leeds data with your Tutor to find ways you could increase your digital activity.
Example 3 - Your Engagement Ratings are higher than the Cohort Average
If your Engagement Ratings are higher than the Cohort Average, you could be actively engaging and taking advantage of resources. If you think that you are enjoying your studies and achieving your goals, this may be a positive representation of your engagement with the course.
However, if you have concerns about your workload, or think that you are unable to achieve your goals, you should still discuss with your Tutor whether you are managing your time and studies in a way that suits you best.