Support Services For Online Learners to Build Retention and Student Success
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on April 23, 2019 - 7:26pm
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As distance learning (DL) becomes a more popular and accessible mode of educating students, adult education programs are seeking innovative ways to support and engage their DL students and create modes of accessibility for students in rural or outlying adult education programs. Some DL concepts also include strategies and options for providing online support services. Join LINCS on April 24th and 25th for an asynchronous interview with Andrea Guerrero, PhD., Director for the Illinois Online Network, will engage in program administrators, support staff, and instructors with a sound rationale for addressing the “how to” questions when developing strategies to implement support services for their DL students. Some examples of support services to be discussed include:
- creating online job fairs,
- facilitating career and academic advising using web conferencing software,
- recording or live streaming special events and guest speakers, and
- online tutoring sessions.
I hope you join the discussion here, starting at 8:30 a.m tomorrow morning, share your questions, comments, and ideas... and mostly, walk away with ideas about how to integrate support services for your distance learning programs.