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Presentation
Reading, Writing and Resource Centers: Strategies for Motivating and Retaining Online Students
Retention 2009 Conference, Educational Policy Institute
  • Ginger D. Cameron, Cedarville University
  • Carol Stevenson, Kaplan University
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Location
New Orleans, LA
Event Date
5-28-2009
Keywords
  • Distance education,
  • retention,
  • online students,
  • motivation
Abstract

Distance education provides many nontraditional students with the opportunity to pursue a college education not possible through traditional brick and mortar education. Although not meeting face-to-face, a solid developmental curriculum and academic resources help promote a stronger connection between the classroom and student community. This presentation will discuss strategies for motivating and retaining online students. Topics include: the role of assessment and academic readiness; the role of strong developmental curriculum and faculty in promoting student success; and the use of an online Resource Center for enhancing student engagement, providing academic support, and promoting collaborative activities.

Citation Information
Ginger D. Cameron and Carol Stevenson. "Reading, Writing and Resource Centers: Strategies for Motivating and Retaining Online Students" Retention 2009 Conference, Educational Policy Institute (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ginger_cameron/19/