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Study finds student success lags online in California community college students | InsideHigherEd

Study finds student success lags online in California community college students | InsideHigherEd | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology

Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
These 10 strategies can help keep learners on track to successfully finish your online course.
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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Jey principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.

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Canvas LMS Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook -- Campus Technology

Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.
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Student Identity Proofing with Biometrics to Meet Regulations, Lower Operational Costs, Reduce Physical Proctoring While Maintaining Academic Integrity | The Sloan Consortium

Student Identity Proofing with Biometrics to Meet Regulations, Lower Operational Costs, Reduce Physical Proctoring While Maintaining Academic Integrity | The Sloan Consortium | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success -- Campus Technology

California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.
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A statewide online community college.

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Leveraging Technology to Improve Online Student Success & Retention

Leveraging Technology to Improve Online Student Success & Retention | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The Chronicle recently published an article (Community-College Students Perform Worse Online Than Face to Face) related to online learning and student success rates and highlighted research which w...
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Are Students Online Ready? How to Boost Student Success and Completion Rates -- Campus Technology

Are Students Online Ready? How to Boost Student Success and Completion Rates -- Campus Technology | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
DORM, Delgado Community College's self-guided online learning module gives students access to technical and success skills using assignments like discussions, e-mail, and tests.
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A Social Network Analysis Comparison of an Experienced and a Novice Instructor in Online Teaching

By Patricia Fidalgo & Joan Thormann

 

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The most productive learning experience for students whether online or in face-to-face classes can often be the interaction among students and with an instructor. Online teaching and Social Network Analysis (SNA) offer the opportunity to examine intellectual social networking and strategies that promotes student interaction which can enhance learning.
This study focuses on two online courses in which we used Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to evaluate and compare student and instructor interactions of two online courses (Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and Instituto Piaget, Lisbon, Portugal). One course was taught by an experienced online instructor and the other by an instructor new to the online teaching format.
We describe and present some of the main features of SNA such as degree of participation, density of interaction, linkage, formation of subsets, distribution of centrality among the participants as well as network patterns.
Although the countries and content of the courses were different, SNA allowed us to make comparisons using objective statistical methods. We found that the instructional approach has a clear effect on interactions. In addition, we noted that under some instructional circumstances a multi-star pattern of interaction was created which is an undocumented SNA pattern. We also observed that SNA can be useful in studying online course interactions leading to enhanced learning.


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What Makes Online Courses Different – Presence

What Makes Online Courses Different – Presence | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Cognitive presence (Garrison, Anderson and Archer) includes 4 stages of a knowledge-building process: cognitive presence is a recursive process that encompasses stages of puzzlement, information ex...

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Online Classes and College Completion - Run Your Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Classes and College Completion - Run Your Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE

A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas

CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.
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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it

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Donna Farren's curator insight, July 29, 2014 4:12 PM

This is really interesting stuff - the information we have waiting for from MOOCs and all their data.  Although even though they said the videos should be shorter than 10 minutes and they said the average was 6 - I was surprised it was that long.  When I see an hour or two of lectures just divided into 10 - or even 6 minutes - segments it is hard for me to push through.  But I am optimistic that as MOOC's mature there will be a move away from the lecture format.  Interesting stuff here and a link to the paper as well!

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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
According to self-determination theory, a theory developed by Deci and Ryan, three basic psychological needs affect motivation: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Susan Epps, associate professor of Allied Health Sciences, and Alison Barton, associate professor of Teaching and Learning, both at East Tennessee State University, have used this theory to develop ways to improve online learner motivation.

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"Creating a sense of autonomy helps students make choices that emphasize what they value, which can increase the subjective value of the learning—the sense that the learning is relevant to one’s life, Barton says.



Here are some ways to offer students choices:

  • Content—Barton has her students, who are preservice teachers, facilitate online discussions about lesson plans that each student develops. Each student gets to decide what the lesson will be, which content from the module to include, and which theories to demonstrate. “That, I hope, makes it more of a motivating experience for them because they’re writing a lesson about something they want to write about,” Barton says.
  • Format—In some instances Epps gives her students choices on assignment format such as a paper or a narrated PowerPoint presentation. “When they feel they’re choosing something that is relevant to them, they actually do better work,” Epps says.
  • Grade weighting—In the past, Barton has offered students options on how much various assignments, quizzes, and tests will count toward the final grade. “If they’re not great test takers, you may offer them an option where their assignments or final projects are given more weight,” she says."
THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:37 PM

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Student Retention Engagement in Online Courses - Michigan

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15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication - Edudemic

15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication - Edudemic | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Online learning offers a host of conveniences that make it a popular option for students.


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The Human Touch and Your Digital Personality | The Sloan Consortium

The Human Touch and Your Digital Personality | The Sloan Consortium | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Why You Shouldn't Use PowerPoints in (Most) Online Courses

Why You Shouldn't Use PowerPoints in (Most) Online Courses | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
by Lorraine B. Elder Sigh. Where to begin? There are so many reasons why using PowerPoint for online courses is a Bad Idea. PowerPoint is just a tool, of course, but it's so often the wrong tool fo...

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Online courses are second choice for community college students in some subject areas | Inside Higher Ed

Online courses are second choice for community college students in some subject areas | Inside Higher Ed | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Distance-Learning Survey Shows Growing Concern for Student Services - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Using Twitter To Support Learning -- Campus Technology

Using Twitter To Support Learning -- Campus Technology | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Ruth Reynard, associate professor of education and director of the Center for Instructional Technology at Trevecca Nazarene University, explains how instructors can move beyond using Twitter to keep students up to date on announcements and...

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The Pulse: David Yaskin of Starfish Retention Solutions | Inside Higher Ed

The Pulse: David Yaskin of Starfish Retention Solutions | Inside Higher Ed | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Vetting Early Alert Technologies | Academic Impressions

Vetting Early Alert Technologies | Academic Impressions | Persistence and Retention in Online Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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