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Sizing up Your Students, Part 1: Improving Online Retention and Success. Susan Kincade March 14, 2008 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 705806. Housekeeping. Maximize your CCC Confer window. Mute your phone (*6) if you have visitors or noise in your office.

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Sizing up your students part 1 improving online retention and success

Sizing up Your Students, Part 1:Improving Online Retention and Success

Susan Kincade

March 14, 2008

For audio call Toll Free 1-888-886-3951

and use PIN/code 705806


Housekeeping

Housekeeping

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West hills community college district

West Hills Community College District

  • Who are we?


Online enrollment for six academic years

Online Enrollment for Six Academic Years


Whccd online enrollment by ethnicity

WHCCD Online Enrollment by Ethnicity


Whccd online enrollment by age

WHCCD Online Enrollment by Age


Online and classroom grade comparison for same students 2002 2006

Online and Classroom Grade Comparison for Same Students – 2002-2006


Online success and retention

Online Success and Retention


West hills online instruction spring 2007

West Hills Online Instruction-Spring 2007

  • 2,429 Students Enrolled

  • 71 Faculty:26 Full-Time Faculty & 45 Part-Time Faculty

  • 122 Course Sections

  • 24 Disciplines:AOJ, Art, Bio, Bus, Child Dev, CIS, EA, Econ, Eng, Geog, Geology, Health, History, Hum, IS, Math, Music, Nut, PE, Phil, Phys Sci, Poli Sci, Psych, Sociology

  • Four AA Degrees Online

    • AOJ - Law Enforcement

    • Liberal Arts

    • Psychology

    • Social Sciences


West hills online instruction spring 2008

West Hills Online Instruction-Spring 2008

  • 2,707 Students Enrolled (still enrolling)

  • 85 Faculty:26 Full-Time Faculty & 45 Part-Time Faculty

  • 157 Course Sections

  • 25 Disciplines:AOJ, Art, Bio, Bus, Child Devlmt, CIS, EA, Econ, Eng, Geog, Geology, Health, History, Hum, IS, Math, Music, Nut, PE, Phil, Phys Sci, Poli Sci, Psych, Sociology, Social Work

  • Four AA Degrees Online

    • AOJ - Law Enforcement

    • Liberal Arts

    • Psychology

    • Social Sciences


Online retention a three step process

Online Retention: A Three Step Process

Student Support

Faculty Support and Training

Online Classroom Administration


Student support

STUDENT SUPPORT

Help Desk Coordinator

Telephone and Email

Response Support

Provide Support for ALL Services


Provide support for all services

Provide Support for ALL Services

  • We Have….

    • Student Email

    • Online Admissions

    • Online Registration

    • Online Add/Drop

    • e-Commerce Payment Option

    • Transcript Requests

    • Blackboard Learning Platform

      for Online and Web-Enhanced Classes


Faculty support

FACULTY SUPPORT

Education Technology Specialist

ODT -On Demand Training

Toys, Tools, Technology


On demand training

On-Demand Training

  • What IS ODT?:

    • Faculty Come to Workshops

    • Faculty Call for Help

    • Faculty Come to Our Office

    • Faculty Wait for Us to

      Come To Them!


Increasing success

Increasing Success

  • What Can Be Done? What Are We Doing?

    • Online Orientations for Faculty and Students

    • Best Practices Training for Faculty Teaching Online

    • Research other Institutions for Best Practices

    • Continue to Innovate


Innovative student services

Innovative Student Services

Online tutoring and rich feedback (teaching assistants) through EduMetry

  • www.writeraide.com

  • www.mymathaide.com

  • http://www.edumetry.com/


New endeavors continued

New Endeavors Continued…

  • Online Faculty Listserve

    • Blackboard Repository not working

    • Use to Disseminate important info

    • Use to have discussion items

    • Use to share best practices from other institutions

  • Syllabus Template

    • A case of “Where’s Waldo”

    • Easier for Faculty

    • Easier for Students


New endeavors

New Endeavors

  • Podcasting

    • 1st Problem–being confused with Vodcasting!

    • 2nd Problem –ADA compliant!

    • 3rd Problem –can’t get Bb Building Block to work!

    • We’re doing Podcasting release to faculty now, knowing that vodcasting is going to be the Very Next Thing and they’ll want it NOW!


New endeavors1

New Endeavors…

  • Online Evaluation Tool for Full Time Faculty that is in the Bargaining Unit Language

    • Next Step is Education (no pun intended)

    • How do you evaluate an online course?

    • What do you look for besides Discussion Board, Announcements, Assignments, and Stats?


Online classroom best practices

Online Classroom Best Practices?

  • Review Syllabi for Outline Ed Code Compliance

  • Populate Tabs Appropriately

  • Remove Tabs That Have No Content

  • Set Up Discussion Board Appropriately

  • Review Discussion Board for Inappropriate Use

  • Review Assignments for Relevance (not cut and paste job from wrong course)

  • Use Online Gradebook Function

  • Drop Inactive Students


Online classroom best practices 2

Online Classroom Best Practices/2

  • Review Links to Make Sure They’re Active

  • Update Course Each Semester

  • Ensure Content is Current

  • Check for Accessibility Issues

  • Weekly Email to Students

  • Use Large Font for Announcements

  • Start Course with Strong Communication

  • Maintain Rigor

  • Add Multi Media as You Go


Decisions decisions

Decisions… Decisions…

  • Every course can have high retention and high success rates, IF you sacrifice Rigor.

  • Every course can have low retention and low success rates, IF you sacrifice quality instruction.

  • Somewhere in the middle of that continuum or rubric if you will, there is Rigor, Quality Instruction, AND high retention and success.


Overall great resource

Overall Great Resource

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln/index.asp

JALN: Is "As Good as Face-to-Face" As Good As It Gets?

http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln/v6n2/v6n2_macdonald.asp


Sizing up your students part 1 improving online retention and success

Q & A

What can I answer for you?


Evaluation survey link

Evaluation Survey Link

http://tinyurl.com/yoco9d


Upcoming archived seminars

Upcoming/Archived Seminars

For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check the @ONE Web site at:

http://www.cccone.org/seminars/index.php


Thanks for attending for information on @one s trainings go to http www cccone org index php

Thanks for AttendingFor information on @ONE’s trainings go to:http://www.cccone.org/index.php


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