July 24 at 12:00 pm (EST) — 45 minutes
Building a Research Agenda using Design-Based Research (DBR)
Dr. Susan McKenney and Dr. Thomas Reeves
Abstract and Presenters:
Improving Student Retention in Online Learning
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 12:08pm
Online learning continues to grow and make up a larger percentage of enrollments in higher education. However, over the years, institutions often report higher attrition rates for online courses than traditional face-to-face courses. As enrollments in online courses increase and online learning becomes a larger part of institutions’ long-term planning, faculty and administrators are confronted with finding ways to improve retention in online courses and online programs. In this free webinar presented by Academic Partnerships, Patrick Lowenthal discusses the literature on attrition in online learning as well as various strategies used to improve student retention in online learning.
View the video below, or use the link under the video window to download the video file. You can download the accompanying slide deck by clicking here.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/05/15/improving-student-retention-online-learning#ixzz34LJzHSlI
Meridian is issuing a call for submissions for publication in 2014, especially manuscripts that focus on Online Teacher Professional Development (oTPD). This area of teacher training has received some attention since the publication of Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods (2006), edited by Chris Dede, but almost ten years on, the research area is far from saturated. Meridian would like to join in the discussion. Manuscripts may investigate participant experiences, effect on participant learning, effect on student learning, program design, cost effectiveness, etc.
Apart from this special call, manuscripts that aid Meridian in its overall goal of promoting knowledge of K-16 educational technology are welcome and accepted.
Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Instructional Technology
Department of Professional Studies
Position Available 8/15/2014