Supporting Students In Online Open And Distance Learning

Author: Ormond Simpson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780749437404
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This is a guide for educators wanting to come to terms with their support role in open and distance learning. It covers all aspects of student support, from tuition and counselling through to the broad range of delivery methods available.

Supporting Students For Success In Online And Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415509092
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Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.

Supporting Online Students

Author: Anita Crawley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118192842
File Size: 32,76 MB
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Supporting Online Students shows how effective and efficientlydelivered support services improve academic success and courseretention for online learners. Drawing on a decade's worth ofresearch, Anita Crawley describes the scope of services fromadmissions and registration to advising and student engagement. Thebook includes guidelines and standards, planning andimplementation, innovative practices, and describes specializedservices needed by particular online student groups. "Effective student support is the single most important factorin sustaining high-quality online learning programs. Anita Crawleypresents the most effective guide to achieving that success. Herbook is a blueprint for building thriving online programs throughcomprehensive student support." —Ray Schroeder, director,Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University ofIllinois Springfield "As distance learning continues to grow, this book addresses theoften neglected other side of the coin: online student services.This book provides a great introduction and overview of theresearch, literature, and innovative practices for planning,implementing, and evaluating support services for online learners."—George Steele, director, eStudent Services, OhioLearns "Anita Crawley has crafted a splendid volume on a topic ofincreasing importance in contemporary higher education. Her bookpromises to be the foundational piece for those who work withstudents in an online environment. Her thinking and analysis aresuperb and undoubtedly will provide the basis upon which to developonline programs and services in the future." —John H. Schuh,Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and PolicyStudies Emeritus, Iowa State University "Bringing together extensive examples of innovative practices,summaries of current research, and a wealth of experience instudent services, Anita Crawley's comprehensive guide to supportingonline students is a rich resource for institutions with existing,growing, or new online programs. —Diane J. Goldsmith, formerexecutive director, Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium

Supporting Online Students

Author: Anita Crawley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118076545
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"Online Student Services and Support is a comprehensive review of all aspects of support services needed by online learners. It argues that while these services are necessary for online students to be successful, they will benefit all students. Based on a decade's worth of published research, it describes the scope of services that should be made available to online students in three separate stages of their college careers. It offers guidelines and standards for these services as outlined by half a dozen national professional organizations; covers the nationally used audit tool developed by the Center for the Transforming Student Services (CENTSS)"--

Supporting The Success Of Adult And Online Students

Author: Kelly Flores
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533071583
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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.

Libraries Supporting Online Learning Practical Strategies And Best Practices

Author: Christina D. Mune
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1440861765
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Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services—including instruction, reference, and collection development—to online education. Recent studies highlighting the challenges faced by online learners show that skills librarians are uniquely qualified to teach, such as information and digital literacy and source evaluation, can improve academic performance in online courses and enhance the online learning experience. Just as embedded librarianship was developed to answer the needs of online courses when they emerged in the early 2000s, online learning librarian Christina Mune now teaches "online librarianship" as a set of realistic strategies for serving a variety of online education models. Each chapter of Libraries Supporting Online Learning addresses a different strategy for supporting online students and/or faculty, with all strategies derived from real-world practices. Librarians will find information on best practices for creating digital literacy tutorials and dynamic content, providing patrons with open access and open educational resources, helping patrons to avoid copyright issues, promoting peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing, posting to social media, and developing scalable reference services. The tools and practical examples in this book will be useful for all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online learning. Offers practical strategies to librarians responsible for supporting hybrid and online courses and degree programs as well as MOOCs May be easily adopted as a library science textbook for those teaching instructional design, instructional technology, distance librarianship, or academic library issues courses Includes case studies on assessment information and grant writing for administrators and library advocates Informs all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online leaning in higher education Is suitable for inclusion in academic collections supporting library and information science

Online Nursing Education A Collaborative Approach

Author: Melissa Robinson
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284181170
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The increase of online nursing education programs has furthered the need for nursing faculty to have specific preparation for online teaching. Drawing from the authors’ extensive experience teaching online nursing education programs, Online Nursing Education: A Collaborative Approach is unlike any other text. It was written and designed for faculty teaching online post-licensure students in a nursing education degree program, post-master’s certificate program, advanced practice program, or other advanced education-related degree program. This unique text takes a theoretical approach and includes practical examples as well as sample curriculum, course design, and policies. Topics covered include strategies for teaching online, learning through writing in an online classroom, experiential learning in online programs, generational differences in online learning, and more practical discussions backed by evaluation studies and qualitative research.

Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success

Author: Elizabeth M. H. Coghill
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538137380
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The basic premise of neurodiversity is that there is no “normal” baseline for brain processes, but that all individual brains vary and therefore are diverse. The CAST organization estimates that 11% of college students enrolling in post-secondary campuses having a learning disability or learning difference. As neurodiverse students enroll in post-secondary education, the environments within which these students learn, can either support or impede their ability to succeed. Simply put, a neurodiverse campus population means that educators recognize that all students process and learn differently and must adapt our approaches and services in order to reach and support all students enrolled on our campuses. Neurodiverse students are a growing population on today’s college campus. Their growing presence prompts new approaches to support their success and change traditional student services and collegiate experiences. This practical guide: Assists readers in better understanding neurodiverse students and the way campus services can create welcoming environments Explores the role Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Executive Functioning (EF) plays in student success, and Focuses on specific collegiate offices and services that effectively address the needs of neurodiverse learners. Chapters cover tutoring, learning supports, academic coaching, academic advising, career services, residential living, and classroom experiences that impact and assist neurodiverse college students.

53 Interesting Ways To Support Online Learning

Author: Rhona Sharpe
Editor: Professional and Higher Partnership
ISBN: 9781907076817
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Research has shown that although learners in higher education may be familiar with using technology in their social lives, they do not always use effective strategies when learning online. Drawing on research into student experiences, this book provides 53 practical ideas for teachers and lecturers who are supporting students on blended or fully online courses, or indeed in traditional teaching contexts. Each of the 53 ideas provides a learning activity to help students develop their study skills and habits, so that they can learn confidently and effectively in the digital age. The book is designed to dip into for ideas that dovetail with your own practice. The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: time management skills; self-regulated learning; personalizing the online learning environment; collaborative learning; presenting work online; online assessment; experimenting with playful learning; and reflection and blogging. Contents: Publisher's abstract; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Activities to get started; Chapter 2 Activities to encourage contribution; Chapter 3 Activities to make learning personal; Chapter 4 Activities to encourage time on task; Chapter 5 Activities for lifelong learning.

Designing Online Learning

Author: Susan Webreck Alman
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884637X
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This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.

Blended Learning And Online Tutoring

Author: Dr Janet MacDonald
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485552
File Size: 62,15 MB
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Blended learning provides the flexibility to accommodate the varied requirements of pedagogies, disciplines and levels of course, together with the needs of a wide variety of learners. However, anyone concerned with the integration of online tutoring to support students appropriately may need to reassess current practice. This book adopts a pragmatic and common-sense approach to blended learning by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus-based environments in 13 different countries. Since the first edition was published in 2006, there has been great interest in Web 2.0 technologies and their potential for use in an educational environment. This second edition has therefore incorporated many new examples of good practice, making use of a combination of tried and tested tools as well as blogs and wikis for supporting students. There has also been a recent rise in the use of activity-based learning and interest in its potential for supporting students in distance and online environments. The new edition incorporates many new exemplars of learning activity design in Part Three, to illustrate approaches to the development of critical, independent learners.

Encyclopedia Of Distance Learning Second Edition

Author: Rogers, Patricia L.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605661996
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.

Budget Request For Operating And Capital Funds

Author: University of Illinois (System)
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Supporting Students Resiliency

Author: Leslye Moraski Erickson
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Online Student Skills And Strategies Handbook

Author: Loyd R. Ganey
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
File Size: 33,73 MB
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Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook, a brief guide to studying and learning online, offers step-by-step tutorials to help students master the computer competencies and the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in the online environment. This Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook uses a diagnostic approach to help students assess their competencies in online learning, followed by detailed step-by-step tutorials that walk students through the skills necessary to study and learn with a computer. Topics include using email effectively, online netiquette, using the course syllabus, avoiding plagiarism online, dealing with online learning difficulties like eye-strain, managing time, and creating effective learning environments. This handbook is useful as an ancillary text for all courses that incorporate online learning tools.

Dying Death And Grief In An Online Universe

Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107338
File Size: 44,33 MB
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"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research

Libraries Supporting Online Learning

Author: Christina D. Mune
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440861758
File Size: 77,30 MB
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Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services--including instruction, reference, and collection development--to online education. * Offers practical strategies to librarians responsible for supporting hybrid and online courses and degree programs as well as MOOCs * May be easily adopted as a library science textbook for those teaching instructional design, instructional technology, distance librarianship, or academic library issues courses * Includes case studies on assessment information and grant writing for administrators and library advocates * Informs all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online leaning in higher education * Is suitable for inclusion in academic collections supporting library and information science

International Perspectives On Interpreting Selected Proceedings Of The Supporting Deaf People Online Conferences 2001 2005

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Editor: Direct Learn Services Ltd.
ISBN: 0955142407
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Blended Learning And Online Tutoring

Author: Janet MacDonald
Editor: Gower Publishing Company
ISBN:
File Size: 39,83 MB
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This book adopts a pragmatic and commonsense approach to blended learning, by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus based environments in thirteen different countries.

Student Engagement In Campus Based And Online Education

Author: Hamish Coates
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134161530
File Size: 54,99 MB
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Blended learning is firmly established in universities around the world, yet to date little attention has been paid to how students are enaging with this style of learning. Presenting a theoretically-based and empirically-validated model of engagement, this book examines the application of the model to improve the quality and productivity of university education. Covering the key qualities of blended learning, it analyses how online learning influences campus-based education, develops the student perspective of online learning, examines online learning systems as agents of change, provides insights and guidance for educational developers and administrators attempting to improve quality of learning, and considers how institutions can maximise educational returns from large investments in online learning technologies. Illustrated with case studies and developing ideas for practice, this book will be valuable reading for researchers and developers keen to improve their understanding of the emerging dynamics of contemporary student engagement with online learning.