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Presentation file for the 2012 Texas Virtual Conference.

Presentation file for the 2012 Texas Virtual Conference.

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  • 1. Strategies for Increasing Student Success in Online CoursesLisa Dubuc, M.S. ED Director of Electronic Learning/Digital Media Instructor Niagara County Community Collegedubuc@niagaracc.suny.edu716-614-6798  @ldubuc
  • 2. A bit about me....• NCCC –Director of Online Learning /Instructional Designer 12 years• Co-created over 130 online courses• Co-created over 30 blended courses•  Teaching online for 10 years (undergraduate/graduate) o Digital Media o Web 2.0 Technologies o Multimedia for Educators o Internet for Educators  o  Course Design for Online Instruction  o Authoring for Educators
  • 3. •64 Campuses (serve over 427,000 students)UniversityCenters (Doctoral Degree Granting)•University Colleges•Technology Colleges•Community Colleges
  • 4. Located in Sanborn, NY FTE 5000
  • 5. •7 Fully Online Degree Programs• Support (5500 students/300 faculty) Web enhanced 395 sections Blended/Hybrid 35 sections Fully Online 130 sections•ANGEL LMS support campus wide
  • 6. SUNY DOODLE Persistence/Retention ProjectBackground information  • Data collection - FA08  • Persistence- completing a course within the defined term   • Retention - remaining with the college from one term to the next.  • D or higher  Directors of Online Distance Learning Environments
  • 7. Risk Factors - identified by DOODLE  Time of Registration - #1 risk factor  Poor Advising   Age  Engagement and Course Design   Development Needs   Gender   Technical Factors/Business Processes    First-time e-Learning student    Previous College Success-GPA   Learning Styles 
  • 8. Introduction to Web TechnologyDIG110 Course  Risk Factors • Digital Media Program  • Time of Registration - #1 risk • Required course factor • Freshman • Poor Advising • Mostly Male  •  Age • First Online Course  • Engagement and Course Design • First College Course  •  Development Needs • Varied Learning Styles •  Gender • Think they know the •  Technical Factors/Business Internet/Technology Processes •   First-time e-Learning student •   Previous College Success-GPA •  Learning Styles
  • 9. DIG110 Successful Completion Rates• FA08-FA10 average 63% successful completion rate (D or higher)• SP11- Implemented new strategies - 75% successful completion/ FA11 76% successful completion /SP 12-79% What Strategies Did I Implement?
  • 10. Teaching Presence, Class Community & Active LearningIncreased my TeachingPresence  "An instructor isperceived as "present" in theonline classroom when "visible"to the student. (Arbaugh & Hwang, 2006;Nippard & Murphy, 2007; Russo & Benson, 2005;Shea et al., 2006The Importance of Teaching Presence inan Online Classroom http://bit.ly/MM6Gbj Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87-105. pdf Full Text
  • 11. SP 11 Strategies Implemented• Orientation Video/Intro to Modules/project feedback - Jing• Course Introductions-VoiceThread• Due Date reminders - ANGEL course mail/who dun it reports• Discussion feedback - Audio files with AudioBoo• Softchalk-  changed my content presentation (DIG110 example)• Course Reflection Journal - Blog (share with future students) DIG110 Examples•  DIG110 Facebook group - increased interaction• Text my students – using Remind101 (free for educators)
  • 12. Resources  
  • 13. Lisa Dubuc, M.S. ED Director of Electronic Learning/Digital MediaInstructor Niagara County Community Collegedubuc@niagaracc.suny.edu716-614-6798  @ldubucBlog- http://ncccelearning.wordpress.com

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