Is Your Online Retention at Risk?

Free, Live Webinar | Thursday, April 20, at 1 p.m. EDT

One of the most successful measures of a course is how many students retain, and the online environment is no exception. Yet online education also poses unique challenges for instructors when it comes to promoting retention, as students grapple with challenges like busy schedules, staying motivated and managing their time appropriately.

In this live, research-based webinar, learn practical strategies to identify and support “at-risk” students through both thoughtful course design and engaging course facilitation. Join Galen Davis, Director of Faculty Development at The Learning House, Inc., and Dr. Danny McDonald, Faculty Development Specialist at Learning House, as they discuss methods for identifying and helping at-risk students to improve retention.

Get your questions answered about:

  • Characteristics of at-risk students.
  • Components of motivation and how they impact retention and engagement.
  • The importance of building community and strategies to do so.
  • The Universal Design for Learning framework and how designing for accessibility can promote retention for all students.
  • Strategies to promote retention in your courses.
  • And more.

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120x120-Thumbnail-Connect2017-TLHInterested in learning about how identifying at-risk students affects the big picture? Join us June 27-28 for the eighth Connect Higher Education Summit and hear the webinar presenters discuss institutional solutions to address the problem of retention and at-risk students in your school. Register for Connect 2017 today!

About the Presenters

Galen-Davis headshotGalen Davis is the Director of Faculty Development and Video Production at Learning House. Galen began his career in academic technology at Stanford University, where he provided pedagogical support to faculty from a wide range of disciplines during his eight years there. Galen then worked for a small Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon startup, Acatar, developing teaching resources and providing video production services to faculty producing online courses. He joined Learning House in 2015 as Director of Video Production and has since taken on the directorship of Faculty Development.

Danny-McDonald headshotDanny McDonald, PhD, is a Faculty Development Specialist at Learning House, where he trains college and university faculty on best practices of online course delivery. Danny has 16 years of experience in education, ranging from teaching high school math to college-level philosophy. Danny’s teaching experience includes both face-to-face and online education. In addition to teaching, Danny also has experience in higher education administration, training and course development. In addition to working at Learning House, Danny adjuncts for Boyce College and Boyce College Online.