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Cengage Learning Webinar, Student Success, The Right Type of Family Involvement in the Learning Process
 

Cengage Learning Webinar, Student Success, The Right Type of Family Involvement in the Learning Process

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Most students live with people who can make or break their academic success – by either supporting or disrupting their learning. So how can families and others be encouraged to actively support ...

Most students live with people who can make or break their academic success – by either supporting or disrupting their learning. So how can families and others be encouraged to actively support students? Those topics and other aspects of student success were covered in this April 30, 2013 webinar by Dr Joel English

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    Cengage Learning Webinar, Student Success, The Right Type of Family Involvement in the Learning Process Cengage Learning Webinar, Student Success, The Right Type of Family Involvement in the Learning Process Presentation Transcript

    • SBuilding RoadsignsEstablishing Family Buyin as a College StudentDr. Joel A. EnglishRegional DirectorCentura College
    • Ten Attributes of theSuccessful Online Student1. Believe in the Process2. Advocate for Yourself3. Perfect Your TechnicalSkills4. Ensure StableTechnology Access5. Know Your Resources6. Choose a Program You’rePassionate About7. Participate Actively8. Take Breaks9. Schedule Your Time10.Communicate with Others
    • Myth of ConvenienceOnline learning isconvenient.Online learning is not easy.
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    • Myth of ConvenienceOnline learning isconvenient.Online learning is not easy.S Students must budget andschedule their own work time.S Students must maintain theirown environment and facilities.S Students must provide their ownmotivation.S Students must transform theirstudy space into something thatit is not.S Students need support fromothers.
    • Online Students Can’tSucceed AloneS Since online students usually complete coursework fromhome, family members more naturally serve asdistractions than as supporters.S Family members don’t naturally or automatically convertto a useful support system; students must re-engagetheir family members as a support system.S Road Signs help students understand and communicatetheir needs to those around them while in school.
    • Levels of Family BuyinSacrificeCommitmentCompassionUnderstandingAwarenessPresence
    • PresencePresenceThe online student mustadmit to themselves thattheir families are there,and probably aren’t goingaway. Who are they?
    • Road SignWho Lives in My Home?
    • AwarenessAwarenessPresenceThough the family mightknow that the student hasschool commitments, it isthe student’s job to makethem aware of berequirements and benefits oftheir education.
    • Road SignCommunicating My Need For Support
    • UnderstandingUnderstandingAwarenessPresenceFamily members mustunderstand not only theneeds of the onlinestudent, but also what theirrole is in the student’seducational process.
    • Road SignConversation between Student and Family Members
    • CompassionCompassionUnderstandingAwarenessPresenceCompassion means“suffering with” anotherperson, not just realizing thetoils required for someone’ssuccess, but having anattitude that is at stake withtheir success.
    • Road SignChecking Your Family’s Attitude
    • CommitmentCommitmentCompassionUnderstandingAwarenessPresenceEarly in an online program, itis essential that familymembers commit—mentally,verbally, and even in writing—to supporting the student,even changing their ownbehaviors in order to helpwith success.
    • Road SignFinding your Trusted Supporters
    • SacrificeSacrificeCommitmentCompassionUnderstandingAwarenessPresenceBeing a family member of anonline student meanscommitting to personalchange and sacrifice for thetime they are in school. It isnot a passive process.
    • Road SignMy Computer is for School Work
    • Road SignTalking about Student Finances
    • Discussion
    • SBuilding RoadsignsEstablishing Family Buyin as a College StudentDr. Joel A. EnglishRegional DirectorCentura College