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Ellen Smyth
Perhaps	  the	  greatest	  weakness	       in	  online	  educa4on…	                      	  
Perhaps	  the	  greatest	  weakness	       in	  online	  educa4on…	                      	  
Disappearing	    Students   	       	  
We	  lose	  20	  to	  50%	  in	  the	  first	  year,	  and	  10	  to	   20%	  more	  than	  that	  in	  online	  courses.	 ...
University	  of	    Phoenix	    graduates	  16%	    overall	  and	  4%	    online	  Strayer	  graduates	    14%	    	     ...
How	  can	   professors	  engage	  online	    students?	  
The	  Net-­‐ty	  Professor	                           Facilitator	  Designer	  
The	  best	  of	  both:	            1. Form	  &	          2. Func4on	  
GoTa	  Have	  a	  Hook!	  
Hook	  Me!	      Welcome	  messages,	       images,	  and	  video	       lure	  students	  in	  and	       keep	  students...
Clear,	  concise	  course	  naviga4on	  
² Visual	  ² Auditory	  ² Read/Write	  ² Kinesthe4c	  
Modularize!	  
The	       Facilitator:	  	              	  	  The	  Guide	  on	        the	  Side	  
Cheerleader	   and	  Coach	  
 	  What	  do	          you	          consider	          to	  be	  the	          most	          essen4al	          trait	 ...
 	  What	  would	                students	           consider	  to	          be	  the	  most	                essen4al	    ...
Online	               Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1. Respectful	        1. Respectful	  2. Responsive	        2. Knowledgeable	  3....
Respect	  is	  more	            important	  than…	  a)    Knowledge	  b)    Ability	  to	  Engage	  c)    Communica:on	  d...
How	  can	  we	  show	  respect?	  
“Love	     your	  students,	  and	  they	   will	  love	     you	    back!”	  
Respect	  Respect	                   Respect	      Respect	        Respect	  
“The	  camera	  looks	  both	  ways.”	            -­‐-­‐Rick	  Sammon	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Burning	  ques4ons	  must	  be	           answered!	  
“If	  you	  have	  to	  wait	  WEEKS…,	  it	     can	  be	  highly	       frustra4ng.”	  
1.  Email	  &	  Discussions	  2.  Grading	  3.  Office	  Hours	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Research	  
Prepare!	  
“A	  cocky	  prof	  is	   horrible;	  they	   think	  they	   know	  it	  all	  and	   many	  are	   horrified	  when	   th...
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Encourage	  Contact	  &	         Office	  Hours	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Clear,	  thorough,	  &	        easy	  to	  	      read	  posts	  
Awesome	  Feedback!	  
 	  Show	          warmth,	          enthusiasm,	          and	  a	  lively	          demeanor!	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Organize	    with	   Glass	   Front	  Cabinets	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Here	  we	  are	  now.	    Entertain	  Us!	  
Enthusiasm	  or	  lack	  thereof	  is	          contagious!	  
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Online	                  Face-­‐to-­‐face	  1.	  Respecbul	         1.	  Respecbul	  2.	  Responsive	        2.	  Knowledg...
Laughing	  Makes	  Learning	  Fun!	  
The	  Shapes	  of	  Stories	  
Ques4ons?	  
Sources	  v 	  Images	  from	  around	  the	  web	  v 	  Videos	  from	  YouTube	  	  v Resources	  at:	  www.apsu.edu/...
Getting Online Students Plugged-In
Getting Online Students Plugged-In
Getting Online Students Plugged-In
Getting Online Students Plugged-In
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Getting Online Students Plugged-In

  1. 1. Ellen Smyth
  2. 2. Perhaps  the  greatest  weakness   in  online  educa4on…    
  3. 3. Perhaps  the  greatest  weakness   in  online  educa4on…    
  4. 4. Disappearing   Students    
  5. 5. We  lose  20  to  50%  in  the  first  year,  and  10  to   20%  more  than  that  in  online  courses.   -­‐Frankola,  2001  
  6. 6. University  of   Phoenix   graduates  16%   overall  and  4%   online  Strayer  graduates   14%     -­‐NY  Times   -­‐Strayer    
  7. 7. How  can   professors  engage  online   students?  
  8. 8. The  Net-­‐ty  Professor   Facilitator  Designer  
  9. 9. The  best  of  both:   1. Form  &   2. Func4on  
  10. 10. GoTa  Have  a  Hook!  
  11. 11. Hook  Me!   Welcome  messages,   images,  and  video   lure  students  in  and   keep  students   coming  back.  
  12. 12. Clear,  concise  course  naviga4on  
  13. 13. ² Visual  ² Auditory  ² Read/Write  ² Kinesthe4c  
  14. 14. Modularize!  
  15. 15. The   Facilitator:        The  Guide  on   the  Side  
  16. 16. Cheerleader   and  Coach  
  17. 17.    What  do   you   consider   to  be  the   most   essen4al   trait  of   effec4ve   teaching?  
  18. 18.    What  would   students   consider  to   be  the  most   essen4al   trait?  
  19. 19. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1. Respectful   1. Respectful  2. Responsive   2. Knowledgeable  3. Knowledgeable   3. Approachable  4. Approachable   4. Engaging  5. Communicative   5. Communicative  6. Organized   6. Organized  7. Engaging   7. Responsive  8. Professional   8. Professional  9. Humorous   9. Humorous  
  20. 20. Respect  is  more   important  than…  a)  Knowledge  b)  Ability  to  Engage  c)  Communica:on  d)  Anything!  
  21. 21. How  can  we  show  respect?  
  22. 22. “Love   your  students,  and  they   will  love   you   back!”  
  23. 23. Respect  Respect   Respect   Respect   Respect  
  24. 24. “The  camera  looks  both  ways.”   -­‐-­‐Rick  Sammon  
  25. 25. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  26. 26. Burning  ques4ons  must  be   answered!  
  27. 27. “If  you  have  to  wait  WEEKS…,  it   can  be  highly   frustra4ng.”  
  28. 28. 1.  Email  &  Discussions  2.  Grading  3.  Office  Hours  
  29. 29. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  30. 30. Research  
  31. 31. Prepare!  
  32. 32. “A  cocky  prof  is   horrible;  they   think  they   know  it  all  and   many  are   horrified  when   they  realize   they  made  a   mistake.”  
  33. 33. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  34. 34. Encourage  Contact  &   Office  Hours  
  35. 35. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica:ve   5.  Communica:ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  36. 36. Clear,  thorough,  &   easy  to     read  posts  
  37. 37. Awesome  Feedback!  
  38. 38.    Show   warmth,   enthusiasm,   and  a  lively   demeanor!  
  39. 39. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  40. 40. Organize   with   Glass   Front  Cabinets  
  41. 41. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  42. 42. Here  we  are  now.   Entertain  Us!  
  43. 43. Enthusiasm  or  lack  thereof  is   contagious!  
  44. 44. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  45. 45. Online   Face-­‐to-­‐face  1.  Respecbul   1.  Respecbul  2.  Responsive   2.  Knowledgeable  3.  Knowledgeable   3.  Approachable  4.  Approachable   4.  Engaging  5.  Communica4ve   5.  Communica4ve  6.  Organized   6.  Organized  7.  Engaging   7.  Responsive  8.  Professional   8.  Professional  9.  Humorous   9.  Humorous  
  46. 46. Laughing  Makes  Learning  Fun!  
  47. 47. The  Shapes  of  Stories  
  48. 48. Ques4ons?  
  49. 49. Sources  v   Images  from  around  the  web  v   Videos  from  YouTube    v Resources  at:  www.apsu.edu/smythe/presenta:ons.htm  

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