Seminar 12A - Increasing Retention in Online Classes: Preparing Students for Initial and Ongoing Success
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee are required to attend this seminar.

Tuesday, October 18 | 9:30AM–1:00PM | Meeting Room 112A/B
Session Type: E11
This presentation will focus on best practices and innovative strategies for preparing students for online learning. The success strategies detailed in Online Learning: A User Friendly Approach for High School and College Students are easily implemented in all online classes and can be used with all students in a class or personalized according to individual student needs. Preparing students for online learning requires more than offering a short tutorial or one- or two-credit success class. Ensuring success in online learning requires an initial orientation plus follow-up, as well as continued practice and reinforcement across the curriculum. Through systematic and ongoing practice and reinforcement, students are able to develop and maintain self-directed learning habits that will enhance their current and future academic work. This presentation will address barriers and challenges in a systematic and logical sequence that teaches students how to successfully manage their online learning experience. Please Note: a laptop is required for this seminar.


  • Leslie Bowman

    Online Instructor, Ozarks Technical Community College