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College Success Online Dr. Marsha Fralick

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College Success OnlineDr. Marsha Fralick1OverviewWhy teach online?Are there some disadvantages?What are some best practices?Engaging students onlineAn overview of my classPowerPoint and related documents posted online at: Education is IncreasingOne third of all college students took an online course last year.Online education grew 10% last year as compared to 2% for traditional education.Online education grew 22% in community colleges.Not enough online courses available to meet the demand. 4Why teach online?Think, Pair, ShareWhy teach online?AccessWorking studentsVeteransParentsDisabledDistance ConvenienceOpportunities provided by technology

6Researcher Arthur LevineUndergraduate education would be improved if:78% Classes made greater use of technology78% If professors made greater use of technology52% If more blended courses were offered33% If more courses were offered completely onlineAre there some disadvantages of online education?

ThinkPair Share Online education is improvingFor community colleges72% complete their online courses.76% complete their F2F courses.

We know what works.

9Foundations for Best PracticeVocalVisibleOrganizedCompassionateAnalyticalLead by example

From: Best Practices in Online Teaching Strategies, Hanover Research Council10VisibilityClass scheduleWebsiteBlogAnnouncementsE-mailVisibility begins with the class schedule. It connects students to my website.


The BlogVisibility and interaction start before the class begins.Meet the professor.Introduce yourself.Describe your educational journey.Make a personal connection.



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OrganizationWelcome letterCalendarSyllabusCourse Management System(such as Blackboard)The Welcome LetterWhat is the course about?Why should you take it?What are the benefits?Myths about online coursesTime commitment requiredBeing an independent online learnerBegin the first week

How you begin the class sets the stage for student involvement and success. 21


CompassionThe first 2 weeks are criticalHelp students get to know one another.Rules for conduct; be kind to others.Get to know your students and their individual situations.Follow up on any missing work.AnalyticalAssignments that encourage creative and critical thinkingClear expectationsTimely grading of assignments and posting gradesCurrent grade in course available each week

27Lead by ExampleThe professor sets the tone and provides leadershipHow you begin is how you will endModelingShowing examplesMy Online Course See my handout for online resources:

how to be a guest in my online coursewelcome lettersyllabusschedule

Quality Online EducationVisibleOrganizedCompassionateAnalyticalLead by example



Best wishes as you help your students to think positively and be successful.