"Motivating and Retaining Online Students is a must-read for faculty who want to move beyond simply providing students access to education and training to ensuring student success in online learning." —Chère Campbell Gibson, professor ...
Author: Rosemary M. Lehman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and bestpractices to help instructors motivate students to complete theironline courses. Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online,students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies havefound that as many as 50–70% drop out of their online coursesor programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation andimperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members totake the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing newstrategies while demonstrating their effectiveness. Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivatingand Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical researchfrom the authors’ study of motivation and retentionstrategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing onthe most important issues instructors face, such as course design;student engagement and motivation; and institutional,instructional, and informal student support strategies, thebook provides effective online strategies that help minimizestudent dropout, increase student retention, and support studentlearning. While helping to improve the overall retention rates foreducational institutions, the strategies outlined in the bookalso allow for student diversity and individual learnerdifferences. Lehman and Conceição’s proven modelgives instructors an effective approach to help students persist inonline courses and succeed as learners.
Retaining online students is an important and challenging goal, however, and
worth the risks. THE ONLINE STUDENT Many terms have been used to describe
the same basic phenomenon (Yoon, 2003). For purposes of this discussion, one
Author: Alan Seidman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Retention lingers as a major problem in higher education despite greater accessibility. The second edition of Seidman’s groundbreaking book includes three new chapters to fill information gaps on critical topics: assessment in community colleges, retention theory, and online programs. This book will be of interest to practitioners and classroom professionals alike.
Author: Ken W. White
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
A practical handbook of suggestions for this increasingly significant form of modern education. From selecting online programs to dealing with online class work, readers can discover the opportunities and overcome the challenges of learning online. From publisher description.
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Author: Watson Scott Swail
In the last decade, the rates of enrollment and retention of many students of color have declined. Access and completion rates for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students have always lagged behind white and Asian students, as have those for low-income students and students with disabilities. Because students of color often make up a much smaller percentage of students in studies, their experiences and needs are often lost and go undetected. As the authors note, the United States will become significantly less white over the next fifty years, so these issues are becoming more urgent. We must have institution-wide programs to improve the graduation rates of minority students. Pre-college preparation, admission policies, affirmative action, and financial aid are important factors, but campus-wide support, from the chancellor's office to the classroom, is critical to success. This ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report is intended as a reference for key stakeholders regarding the realities of and strategies for student retention. It is our hope that it will serve as a compass for those with the complex task of improving retention.
Many scholars call for more diverse data on learners' behaviour in CALL (Colpaert, 2012; Fischer, 2007, 2012; Stockwell, 2012).
Author: Kolbrún Friŗiksdt̤tir
Many scholars call for more diverse data on learners' behaviour in CALL (Colpaert, 2012; Fischer, 2007, 2012; Stockwell, 2012). Student retention and the inconclusive efficacy of online language courses (Gaebel, 2013) has received increased attention with the proliferation of MOOCs (Koller, Ng, Do & Chen, 2013). In this paper we introduce initial findings of tracking data over an eight year period on forty-three thousand learners' progression through the seven courses of "Icelandic Online," an open, guided online course in Icelandic as a second/foreign language. Preliminary findings indicate low course completion rates, from 2.4% to 18.2%, that vary across courses and seem to cluster around certain junctures in the course content. Results show that retention varies according to mode of delivery (Harker & Koutsantoni, 2005), with the blended learning mode (self-directed learning on campus with a tutor) as most effective in retaining students, followed by the distance learning mode (self-directed learning outside campus with a tutor). Retention is lowest among self-directed students learning outside the context of formal education. These findings raise questions about factors that motivate retention in online courses, which appear to be not only the modes of delivery but also the course content. [For full proceedings, see ED564162.].
Simpson , O . ( 2003 ) Student Retention in Online Open and Distance Learning .
London : RoutledgeFalmer Simpson , O . ( 2004 ) The impact on retention of
interventions to support distance students . Open Learning , 19 ( 1 ) . Simpson , O
Author: Liz Thomas
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
'Personal Tutoring in Higher Education' examines the pressures on traditional models of personal tutoring & sets this against the benefits of greater interaction & engagement to support students as they make the transition into higher education & progress through it successfully.
They found that students taught by Board - certified teachers made greater gains
than students taught by non - Board - certified teachers in almost 75 percent of
the comparisons ... Available online at www.cna.org/expertise/education .
Author: Caroline Chauncey
Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
Addressing increasing turnover rates and higher expectations in education, this book provides a practical history and overview of training and retaining better teachers. This includes professional development programs, coaching, and other hiring systems.
Collection of essays on online instruction methods in higher education by City University of Seattle faculty and staff.
Author: Kelly Flores
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Supporting the Success of Adult and Online Students, the fifth book in the Proven Practices in Higher Education series by City University of Seattle, presents twenty-seven chapters on supporting and retaining adult students. Each chapter, written by different authors and teams of authors, presents another perspective on how to motivate and encourage adult learners. The first third of the book focuses on how to teach adult students. They include information on the importance of creating a social support network, establishing a solid instructor presence in online classrooms, and matching students with dedicated mentors. Educators will learn how to identify the "dark triad" of disruptive personalities in a classroom setting. The second third of the book includes innovative ways of motivating adult learners. These include using new forms of media to engage students and creating professional learning communities to provide them support. The last third of the book presents strategies for advising students, especially those that may be returning from a long break in their education. Chapters include information about retaining doctoral students and helping returning undergraduates. These strategies and others will be immensely helpful to educators looking for a new angle in reaching and engaging with their students.
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Author: Andreea M. Serban
As a result of changes in accreditation standards and state mandates, community colleges are under increased pressure to produce evidence of student learning and achievement. Accreditation standards and state accountability mandates are asking community colleges to produce comprehensive systems for assessing student learning outcomes that go beyond course grades and number of degrees and certificates awarded. What is being requested is actual evidence of what students have learned at the course, program, and certificate and degree levels ... This volume provides examples that community colleges can apply to measuring student learning outcomes at the classroom, course, program, and institutional levels to satisfy local, state, and accreditation requirements for assessing learning outcomes as a means for improving student success -- from cover.
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Author: M. Budhu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Foundations and Earth Structures is written primarily for an undergraduate course in foundation analysis and design. It should also appeal to graduate students and practicing engineers. There are three primary objectives for this textbook. Firstly, to present basic concepts and fundamental principles that are necessary to understand the background of the methods employed in foundation design. Secondly, to inform students on the values and limitations of popular methods of analyses in foundation engineering. Thirdly, to provide a framework for students to carry out simple foundation design and appreciate the design process. This is a textbook and not a design manual. Consequently, it emphasizes fundamentals rather than procedures. However, practical procedures, where appropriate, are included to allow students to transit into "office" design. The topics are sequenced so as not to rush the students into design but to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals so that they could understand the implications of the assumptions in the design.
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FROM THIS LESSON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO : 1 . Identify some of the main
Author: Gary S. Moore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
You CAN Teach Online! is a web-enhanced text provides easy-to-follow examples of pedagogical techniques, and tools that will be useful for faculty interested in developing online courses in the traditional and online classrooms. Throughout the text, numerous technical drawings, charts, graphs, and photographs are displayed to illustrate the very latest in educational technology. With this information, readers will learn to have the confidence to translate their traditional classroom materials to an online environment.
Many of the features could be modified to apply to an institutional setting online :
the Lands ' End “ Shop with a Friend ... relationships early with prospective
students improves the institution's chances of admitting , registering , and
Author: Darlene Burnett
Publisher: Society for College & University Planning
Focuses on the topic of Web portals, interactive chats, and call centers needed to support Web services. Viewers will also hear about the lessons learned from one-stop centers, which are driving new facilities designs and defining new job functions for student services professionals. These lessons are also shaping the services delivered via the Web. Finding the appropriate blend of "high touch" and "high tech" has become especially critical, given the importance of Web strategies to most student services models today.
hire overseas students studying IT in Australia once they finish their degrees . At
the same time , Australian firms are doing their utmost to retain their employees .
A study by Mercer Cullen Egan Dell found that 84 % of organizations surveyed in
Author: Florence Stone
Fast track route to hiring the best and locking in top talent Covers the key areas of recruitment and retention, from new techniques for expanding your search and finding candidates for hard-to-fill jobs to making the best hiring decision and retaining your high-performance talent pool Examples and lessons from some of the world's most successful talent managers, including Cigna, Fujitsu Limited, the U.S. Armed Services, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Steelcase, and AlliedSignal, and ideas from the smartest thinkers, including Frederick Herzberg, Abraham Maslow, Richard Boyatzis, Martha R. A. Fields, and Peter D. Weddle Includes a glossary of key concepts and a comprehensive resources guide.