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Strategies for increasing_student_success_tex_virtual_su12

  1. 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. 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. 3. •64 Campuses (serve over 427,000 students)UniversityCenters (Doctoral Degree Granting)•University Colleges•Technology Colleges•Community Colleges
  4. 4. Located in Sanborn, NY FTE 5000
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Resources  
  13. 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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