Fostering Student Engagement: How to Improve Graduation Rates by Motivating Students

Published October 28th, 2016

College graduation rates are declining, with only 55 percent of students who matriculated in 2008 having graduated within six years. How can educators turn this around? Fostering a sense of excitement about learning can help students stay engaged and motivated to learn.

Now, learn how to get students engaged with their instructors, their course material, and their fellow students with a free, live webinar from The Learning House, Inc. Join Galen Davis, Director of Faculty Development at Learning House, as he discusses methods for increasing student engagement and motivating students to learn, thereby increasing graduation rates.

Get your questions answered about:

  • How motivation affects learning.
  • Strategies to foster value and expectancy in students.
  • Ideas for engaging students in their online courses.
  • Examples of effective engagement practices.
  • And more.

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About the Presenters

Galen Davis is the Director of Faculty Development and Video Production at The Learning House, Inc. 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.

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