"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.
Building Community and Promoting Student Retention in Online Learning Environments Carolyn Stevenson Kaplan University, USA ABSTRACT Retention of online students is a ... There is no panacea to retaining and motivating online students.
Author: Mukerji, Siran
Publisher: IGI Global
Technology is essential for access to learning and development of a knowledge society. Cases on Interactive Technology Environments and Transnational Collaboration: Concerns and Perspectives provides a comparative and comprehensive analysis of technologically enabled educational environments and various issues concerning education and collaborations across the world while also focusing on best practices and experiences from a varied range of countries.
Using ten theoretically-driven and proven motivational principles, TEC-VARIETY offers over a 100 practical yet innovative ideas based on decades of author experience teaching in a variety of educational settings.In this book, you will ...
Author: Curtis Bonk
Motivation is central to all things human. Online teaching and learning is no different. In the early years of the Web, however, students experienced extremely dry online content, affectionately known as “shovelware.” Over time, learners were increasingly inundated by bland content and unimaginative activities. Worse, too often they accepted it as reality. In the process, online learning became highly lock-step and mechanized. There was no room for flexibility, choice, or creative expression of any kind.Unfortunately, most online content remains lifeless today. Legions of learners are interminably bored. Part of the reason is that their online and blended courses fail to effectively utilize the smartphones, tablets, and other wireless and mobile technologies strapped to their bodies or contained in their tote bags. At this very moment, tens of millions of learners around the planet are navigating through seemingly endless pages of their online courses. Unfortunately, most of these learners are swimming in this sea of content without much hope for interaction, collaboration, or engagement. The emergence of massive open online courses or MOOCs with tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of learners in a single course has made the present situation even more prominent and precarious.We propose the TEC-VARIETY framework as a solution to the lack of meaningful engagement. It can shift learners from highly comatose states to extremely engaged ones. Adding some TEC-VARIETY helps instructors to focus on how to motivate online learners and increase learner retention. It also is a comprehensive, one stop toolkit for online instructors to inspire learners and renew their own passion for teaching. Using ten theoretically-driven and proven motivational principles, TEC-VARIETY offers over a 100 practical yet innovative ideas based on decades of author experience teaching in a variety of educational settings.In this book, you will discover:• A wellspring of Web resources • 10 highly documented successful motivational principles• Hundreds of activities to motivate and engage online learners• Proven ideas on how to design interactive and collaborative courses• A realistic path toward meaningful and relevant online learning• Detailed risk, cost, and time guidelines for each activity• A highly researched basis for each idea and activity• Hope (yes real hope!) for engaging online learners
Author: Theodore Robert RegisPublish On: 2019-10-22
Self-relatedness is a term implied in motivation; students who are motivated and are self-regulated ... Another delimitation of the study was recruiting doctoral students online; the setting might have caused a delimitation or end ...
Author: Theodore Robert Regis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For the past 40 years, American college and university administrators have registered record low retention and high attrition rates. Education experts and researchers have claimed the problems are embarrassing to the United States’ higher education institutions. Based on the problems, graduate school administrators are unable to graduate doctoral students at U.S. population growth rates. Currently, only 1% of Americans hold PhD degrees. Compared to other industrialized countries such as Japan, China, and Mexico, the rate is insignificant. The purpose of the mixed methods case study was to investigate if there was a relationship between motivation and retention rates at the doctoral level. The goal of the study was to determine if extrinsic and intrinsic motivational factors and constraints were associated with persistence in a graduate doctoral program. Data were collected from 193 doctoral and graduate students for the quantitative study, while 20 doctoral and graduate students participated in a qualitative study followed by a thorough semi-structured interview. Inductive and deductive analyses were performed, transcribed, and opened, while axial coding provided emergent themes and sub-themes. The research showed a direct relationship between financial implications, attrition and retention rates, and motivation in doctoral level students. Many doctoral students believed the primary reason they were unable to pursue doctoral programs was based on financial hardship. Doctoral students who responded to the survey added that motivation was the second significant variable that helped them continue their studies.
Strategies to engage online students and reduce retention rates. Journal of Educators Online, 4(2), 1–14. Ashby, A. (2004). ... In V. Phillips, B. Elwert, L. Hitch, & C. Yager (Eds.), Motivating and retaining adult learners online.
Author: Luppicini, Rocci
Publisher: IGI Global
Institutions of higher learning rely heavily on technological innovation to effectively deliver educational services and provide students with a quality experience. Thus, the ability of leaders and administrators at these institutions to produce effective policy and to innovate in an evolving world hinges on successfully applying technological solutions to everyday challenges facing their college or university. Cases on Technologies for Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education brings together a collection of practical case studies exploring the application of new technologies, such as student management systems and enterprise resource planning, along with strategies that educational leaders can use to foster organizational change. Targeted toward college and university administrators and leaders, this book discusses successful strategies for managing universities in the tech-savvy 21st century.
Lehman, R. and Conceição, S. (2014) Retaining and Motivating Online Students: Research-based Strategies and Interventions that Work. San Francisco, CA: JosseyBass. This is a useful book for tutors who develop online courses.
Author: Catherine Dawson
100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.
Remember that distancelearning students often face problems with engagement, driven partly by a sense of isolation ... R.M. and Conciecao, S.C.O. (29 November 2013) Retaining and Motivating Online Students: ResearchBased Strategies and ...
Author: Chris Ashford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This handbook offers essential guidance on how to pursue, progress and advance a career in legal academia. With contributions from a wide range of established academics, the text provides personal and supportive advice that is relevant to a variety of different career objectives, showing how to overcome challenges and seek out opportunities.
An analysis of asynchronous discussions: A case study of graduate student participation in online debates. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 21(1), 29À51. ... Eds.), Motivating and retaining adult learners online.
Author: Charles Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to critically examine how these technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills, and literacy create engaging communities of practice, and as experiential learning tools. This volume discusses frameworks for deploying and assessing the effectiveness of these technologies.
Author: Kyei-Blankson, LydiaPublish On: 2019-11-29
Given the growth of online education, there have been some studies specific to retaining online students. ... tested four aspects of online retention: cultural diversity, motivation, learning management system, and online pedagogy.
Author: Kyei-Blankson, Lydia
Publisher: IGI Global
While online courses are said to be beneficial and many reputable brick and mortar higher education institutions are now offering undergraduate and graduate programs online, there is still ongoing debate on issues related to credibility and acceptability. There is some reluctance to teach online and to admit and hire students who have enrolled in online programs. Given these concerns, it is essential that educators in online communities continue to share the significant learning experiences and outcomes that occur in online classrooms and highlight pedagogical practices used by online instructors to make their courses and programs comparable to those offered face-to-face. The Handbook of Research on Creating Meaningful Experiences in Online Courses is a comprehensive research book that examines the quality of courses in higher education that are offered exclusively online and details strategies and practices used by online instructors to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences in online courses. Featuring a range of topics such as gamification, professional development, and learning outcomes, this book is ideal for academicians, researchers, educators, administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, higher education faculty, and students.
Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten BuschPublish On: 2021-10-28
Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention, In Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work, San Francisco: Wiley & Sons, 2014. Lin, H. & Lee, G. (2006). Determinants of success for online ...
Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch
Publisher: Academic Conferences International limited
In this chapter, we will examine the major factors that impact student motivation and retention in e-learning and ... gap between the retention and success rates of online students when compared with traditional oncampus students.
Author: Badrul H. Khan
The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive compendium of research and theory in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering history, design models, instructional strategies, best practices, competencies, evaluation, assessment, and more, these twenty-seven contributions tackle the tremendous potential and flexibility inherent to this rapidly growing new paradigm. Past and present empirical research frames each chapter, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to create and sustain meaningful, supportive learning environments within today’s anytime, anywhere framework, from teachers, administrators, and policy makers to corporate and government trainers.
Concerns and opportunities for online student retention. In Motivating and retaining online students: Research-based strategies that work. Jossey-Bass. Longino, H. E. (2002). The Fate of Knowledge. University Press.
Author: Dhir, Harpreet Kaur
Publisher: IGI Global
The need to develop 21st-century competencies has received global recognition, but instructional methods have not been reformed to include the teaching of these skills. Multiple frameworks include creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration as the foundational competencies. Complexities of planning curriculum and delivering instruction to develop the foundational competencies requires professional training. However, despite training, instructional practice can be impacted by barriers caused by personal views of teachers, economic constraints, access to resources, social challenges, pandemic, overwhelming pace of global shifts, and other influences. With digitalization entering the field of education, it is unclear if technology has helped in removing or eliminating the barriers or has, itself, become another obstruction in integrating the competencies. Gaining an educator's perspective is essential to understanding the barriers as well as solutions to mitigate the impediments through innovative instructional methods being practiced across the globe via digital or non-digital platforms. The need for original contributions from educators exists in this area of barriers to 21st-century education and the role of digitalization. The Handbook of Research on Barriers for Teaching 21st-Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization discusses teaching the 21st-century competencies, namely critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. This book presents both the problems or gaps causing barriers and brings forth practical solutions, digital and non-digital, to meet the educational shifts. The chapters will determine the specific barriers that exist, whether political, social, economic, or technological, to integrating competencies and the methods or strategies that can eliminate these barriers through compatible instructional approaches. Additionally, the chapters provide knowledge on the impacts of digitalization in general on teaching and learning and how digital innovations are either beneficial to removing impediments for students or rather causing obstructions in integrating the four competencies. This book is ideally intended for educators and administrators working directly with students, educational researchers, educational software developers, policymakers, teachers, practitioners, and students interested in how 21st-century competencies can be taught while facing the impacts of digitalization on education.
Collegiality and community-building as a means for sustaining student persistence in the computer-mediated asynchronous learning environment. Online ... Motivating and retaining online students: Research-based strategies that work.
Author: Linda B. Nilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Bring pedagogy and cognitive science to online learning environments Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research, 2nd Edition, is the scholarly resource for online learning that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators have raved about. This book addresses course design, teaching, and student motivation across the continuum of online teaching modes—remote, hybrid, hyflex, and fully online—integrating these with pedagogical and cognitive science, and grounding its recommendations in the latest research. The book will help you design or redesign your courses to ensure strong course alignment and effective student learning in any of these teaching modes. Its emphasis on evidence-based practices makes this one of the most scholarly books of its kind on the market today. This new edition features significant new content including more active learning formats for small groups across the online teaching continuum, strategies and tools for scripting and recording effective micro-lectures, ways to integrate quiz items within micro-lectures, more conferencing software and techniques to add interactivity, and a guide for rapid transition from face-to-face to online teaching. You’ll also find updated examples, references, and quotes to reflect more evolved technology. Adopt new pedagogical techniques designed specifically for remote, hybrid, hyflex, and fully online learning environments Ensure strong course alignment and effective student learning for all these modes of instruction Increase student retention, build necessary support structures, and train faculty more effectively Integrate research-based course design and cognitive psychology into graduate or undergraduate programs Distance is no barrier to a great education. Online Teaching at Its Best provides practical, real-world advice grounded in educational and psychological science to help online instructors, instructional designers, and administrators deliver an exceptional learning experience even under emergency conditions.
Additionally, Student Services should provide resources promoting academic success and career development. The following suggestions are suggestions for motivating and retaining online students from all generations: • Offer peer ...
Author: Mukerji, Siran
Publisher: IGI Global
The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.
In U.K. universities, in particular those with a widening access policy, retaining students is problematic. Student motivation and satisfaction with the online program are frequently given as reasons that a large number of students drop ...
Author: Curtis J. Bonk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!
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Author: John M. Braxton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation, the nation'slargest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans'success in higher education, the authors revise current theories ofcollege student departure, including Tinto's, making the importantdistinction between residential and commuter colleges anduniversities, and thereby taking into account the role of theexternal environment and the characteristics of social communitiesin student departure and retention. A unique feature of theauthors' approach is that they also consider the role that thevarious characteristics of different states play in degreecompletion and first-year persistence. First-year college student retention and degree completion is amulti-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book'srecommendations for state- and institutional-level policy andpractice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as wellas anyone concerned with institutional retention rates—andhelping students reach their maximum potential forsuccess—understand the complexities of the issue and developpolicies and initiatives to increase student persistence.
Thus, real learning and learner engagement may improve learner satisfaction and course and program retention. Enhancing Students' Sense of Belongingness in Online Courses Various studies investigated motivation and belongingness as a ...
Author: Glick, Danny
Publisher: IGI Global
Online learning has increasingly been viewed as a possible way to remove barriers associated with traditional face-to-face teaching, such as overcrowded classrooms and shortage of certified teachers. While online learning has been recognized as a possible approach to deliver more desirable learning outcomes, close to half of online students drop out as a result of student-related, course-related, and out-of-school-related factors (e.g., poor self-regulation; ineffective teacher-student, student-student, and platform-student interactions; low household income). Many educators have expressed concern over students who unexpectedly begin to struggle and appear to fall off track without apparent reason. A well-implemented early warning system, therefore, can help educators identify students at risk of dropping out and assign and monitor interventions to keep them on track for graduation. Despite the popularity of early warning systems, research on their design and implementation is sparse. Early Warning Systems and Targeted Interventions for Student Success in Online Courses is a cutting-edge research publication that examines current theoretical frameworks, research projects, and empirical studies related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of early warning systems and targeted interventions and discusses their implications for policy and practice. Moreover, this book will review common challenges of early warning systems and dashboard design and will explore design principles and data visualization tools to make data more understandable and, therefore, more actionable. Highlighting a range of topics such as curriculum design, game-based learning, and learning support, it is ideal for academicians, policymakers, administrators, researchers, education professionals, instructional designers, data analysts, and students.
Author: Cipolla-Ficarra, FranciscoPublish On: 2017-06-19
Massive Open Online Courses Digital ways of knowing and learning. The MOOC model For Digital Practice. McCracken, H. (2002). The importance of learning communities in motivating and retaining online learners. Motivating and retaining ...
Author: Cipolla-Ficarra, Francisco
Publisher: IGI Global
The ways in which humans communicate with one another is constantly evolving. Technology plays a large role in this evolution via new methods and avenues of social and business interaction. Optimizing Human-Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies is a primary reference source featuring the latest scholarly perspectives on technological breakthroughs in user operation and the processes of communication in the digital era. Including a number of topics such as health information technology, multimedia, and social media, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, technology developers, and researchers seeking current research on technology’s role in communication.
Keeping the metacognitive, cognitive, and emotional needs of online students in mind will positively support the successful implementation of ... Motivating and retaining online students: Research-based strategies that work (1st ed.).
Author: Michael Simonson
Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e-learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional journal with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction to all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors--new and experienced--with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning. Distance Learning is published quarterly. Each issue includes eight to ten articles and three to four columns, including the highly regarded "And Finally..." column covering recent important issues in the field and written by Distance Learning editor, Michael Simonson. Articles are written by practitioners from various countries and locations, nationally and internationally.
Students feel more autonomy in online learning to make decisions about their learning processes, managing it and taking a more ...  Lehman, R.; Conceição, S. Motivating and Retaining online students, San Francisco, JosseyBass, 2014.