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Motivating and retaining online students : research-based strategies that work

Author: Rosemary M Lehman; Simone C O Conceição
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2014] ©2014
Series: Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and best practices to help instructors motivate students to complete their online courses. Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online, students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies have found that as many as 50-70% drop out of their online courses or programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation and imperative, but  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lehman, Rosemary M., 1932-
Motivating and retaining online students.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2014]
(DLC) 2013042307
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary M Lehman; Simone C O Conceição
ISBN: 9781118531709 1118531701
OCLC Number: 861273795
Description: xviii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Concerns and opportunities for online student retention --
Design strategies for retaining online students --
Student strategies for staying motivated online --
Support strategies for helping online students persist --
Pulling the strategies together.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning.
Responsibility: Rosemary M. Lehman, Simone C.O. Conceição.

Abstract:

Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and best practices to help instructors motivate students to complete their online courses. Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online, students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies have found that as many as 50-70% drop out of their online courses or programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation and imperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members to take the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing new strategies while demonstrating their effectiveness. Designed for instructors and instructional designers, "Motivating and Retaining Online Students" is filled with empirical research from the authors' study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, instructional, and informal student support strategies, the book provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, and support student learning. While helping to improve the overall retention rates for educational institutions, the strategies outlined in the book also allow for student diversity and individual learner differences. Lehman and Conceicao's proven model gives instructors an effective approach to help students persist in online courses and succeed as learners. --
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