A Student–centered Advising Learning Community at the University of Toledo: Using Webcams to Bring Advisors and Students Together Garry Carr eLearning and Academic Support The University of Toledo www.utoledo.edu/dl
Project Purpose • Increase number of Ohio baccalaureate degree holders. • Improve retention rates of distance learning students. • Facilitate communication between advisors and between advisors and students. • Pilot the use of webcams for advising purposes.
Northwest State Community College The University of Toledo Columbus State Community College
Promote Collaboration • eLearning Conference Distance Learning Conference: the Power of Collaboration. • Scholarships for Community College students. • Technical and professional support for advisors.
Advising Collaboration • Establish advisory group for advisors of online programs (UT has 40 online programs) 2. Meet and collaborate with advisors at select community colleges • Use technology (Webcams, IM and video conferences) for collaborative efforts • Implement retention efforts for transfer students
Keeping Students on Track for Degree Completion • Proctored testing – Kryterion • Advising • Faculty/student communication
Assessment • Focus Groups • Assessments embedded in pilot courses • Student persistent rates
Thank you! The University of Toledo Gary Carr email@example.com 419.530.8835