Student Experience and Success
Understanding student expectations of online instructors and the teaching dispositions that improve the student experience is key for student success and retention.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 pages, 3/20/2020
Decades of research show that relationships with professors play a key role in student retention. If such relationships weaken or lapse entirely in the shift to online learning, thousands of students could flounder, even drop out.
Faculty Focus, 8 pages, 7/8/2013
The key to a successful online retention program is the realization that student retention is everybody’s job.
Research in Learning Technology, 13 pages, 7/30/2015
Knowing learner attributes may assist faculty in designing quality online courses to meet students’ needs. Adequate instructional methods, support, course structure and design can facilitate student performance and satisfaction.
Faculty Focus, 6 pages, 5/30/2014
Jennifer Luzar, associate professor of language arts at Northwood University, has compiled things students want in their online courses and ways that she has adapted her instruction accordingly.
The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 pages, 3/26/2020
As instructors across the country move to remote teaching, many are worried about students who are already at a disadvantage. How can professors support them during this challenging time?
The Journal of Effective Teaching, 14 pages, 1/9/2015
Results are discussed in terms of student expectations and faculty dispositions, focusing on items relating to faculty expertise, pedagogy, and effective use of technology. Knowledge of these factors may lead to a better understanding of the factors, not related to their specific content, that influences online students’ success.
Note: This document includes other articles as part of the publication’s scholarship of teaching and effective teaching.
InsideHigherEd, 6 pages, 4/6/2020
In the shift from in-person to online instruction in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the needs of students with disabilities can be overlooked.
Distance Education Report, 20 pages
As an increasing number of colleges and universities identify online education as a critical component to their long-term strategy, it is mandatory for everyone who touches the distance learner to understand why students leave their online courses, and what it will take to keep them there.
MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 12 pages, 7/2014
Interactivity is an important component of satisfaction and persistence for online learners.
Peterson’s Blog, 6 pages, 4/5/2016
School has always meant a structured and regimented environment, and without that scaffolding, the house of cards can threaten to fall down pretty hard if students don’t have an effective time management strategy.