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RISC Survey: Challenges to Student Success

These are my notes on the latest RISC Survey called “What Challenges to Success Do Community College Students Face?” from January 2019. I am mostly concerned with the education technology aspects of this report. Much of the report deals with … Continue reading

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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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Open Textbooks and Student Success

Cable Green (Photo: Jeffrey Beall) The tirelessly brilliant and ubiquitous Cable Green sent out today’s announcement from Creative Commons about the U.S. PIRG Education Fund report called, “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market: How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand … Continue reading

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Essential Skills for Online Students

(Photo credit: London College of Fashion short courses) I am writing up a page for our students here at Humboldt State University on the study skills needed to be a successful online student. The same skills needed for success in … Continue reading

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DE 101: Preparing Students for Online Learning

On June 15th, 2012, my associate Barry Tucker and I presented at the Online Teaching Conference 2012 in San Jose, CA. We presented on DE 101, our live, free, fully online, two-week orientation for students here at College of the … Continue reading

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