Monthly Archives: October 2011

What is a Learning Management System?

As you explore the online learning environment, you will find it as broad and varied as the traditional classroom. While online and traditional courses share many developmental steps, you must carefully consider the format and...
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Retaining Online Students: Best Practices

In May 2009, Noel-Levitz surveyed 168 four-year private institutions about their programs and methodologies for retaining online students. In May 2011, Noel-Levitz repeated the survey, asking 130 four-year private institutions about their online retention practices....
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Instructional Objectives

The best objectives, especially for online courses, provide enough information to measure student outcomes while also offering instructors sufficient freedom to adjust assessment methods according to the student population and the instructor's strengths. Mager (1997,...
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Retention Benchmarks

In 2009, the College Board Advocacy published a survey, the College Board Study on Student Retention, which asked 275 institutions about their student retention practices. The survey aimed to provide benchmarks to colleges and universities...
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Retention Challenges: Why do students drop out?

In May 2011, Noelâ€"Levitz surveyed representatives from 296 colleges and universities about their student retention practices. Respondents from 130 four-year private institutions, 66 four-year public institutions and 100 two-year public institutions found the following to...
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