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MOOCs, Student Success, and Instructional Design

One of the common problems with online learning and MOOCs is student success and retention. Traditionally, there is a large gap between the success and retention rates of face-to-face and online courses. Just as some students need help in understanding … Continue reading

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Virtual TA: Online Student Success and Retention Issues

Here are a few articles for our bot project: “Issues of isolation, disconnectedness, and technological problems may be factors that influence a student to leave a course.” http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/sites/default/files/v8n4_willging_2.pdf “The authors point out that pedagogy and support structures must be enhanced … Continue reading

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Mythbusting the DE Numbers

When I first started working here in July of 2009, I had some instructors tell me that there was a 30 to 40 percent difference in the success and retention rates between face-to-face and online classes at this campus. This … Continue reading

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