Saturday, October 31, 2009

Retaining and satisfying online students

Although I'm a bit new at teaching entirely online courses, I've been teaching web-enhanced courses for years.  Yet, I still feel like I have a lot to learn.  For example, how do I keep my students engaged when I'm not face to face with them?

Our friends at Faculty Focus have new FREE report available that will interest you . . . Strategies for Increasing Online Student Retention and Satisfaction.

Despite the tremendous growth of distance education, retention remains a troubling problem. As an increasing number of colleges and universities identify online education as a critical component to their long-term strategy, the issue of retention can no longer be ignored. It is mandatory for everyone who touches the web-based learner to understand why these students leave their online courses, and what it takes to keep them there.

Free to Faculty Focus subscribers (a FREE registration), this timely report provides practical strategies for improving online student retention, engagement, and satisfaction. Articles include:
  • 11 Tips for Improving Retention of Distance Learning Students
  • Taking a Holistic View of Student Retention
  • Eight Suggestions to Help You Get Your Retention Act Together Now
  • Online Mentoring Builds Retention
  • Finding Helpful Patterns in Student Engagement
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{some of the above material comes directly from Faculty Focus}