RESN Help, Live and Wiki
The Regional Educational Support Network (RESN) is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers regional students to take control of their future through the provision of free high-quality resources and tutoring. The pandemic has highlighted that RESN’s fully online resources are strongly positioned to address the metropolitan/regional resource divide. Our services include an online platform for students to ask questions to tutors (RESN Help), banks of quizzes and sample answers (RESN Quizzes and Wiki) and live video conferencing tutoring sessions (RESN Live). Beyond learning support, RESN Online Coffee Chats (ROCC) gives students the opportunity to chat with university students to learn about life at university and the various tertiary pathways available.
Over a three-year period, approximately 2000 students have registered with RESN from over 128 schools across Victoria and New South Wales. We now have over 450 highly capable and motivated volunteers, and collectively they have answered over 9,000 questions on our RESN Help online platform. Amongst the 900 positive feedback responses we have received, one such response details that “RESN has encouraged me to strive for no less than my best; they’ve rekindled my passion for education, whilst having simultaneously bolstered my academic curiosity” (2019 student and current RESN tutor).
Highly Commended 2022 Category: Innovative Project Award