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2 Helping Online Students Do Better Academically with Useful Learning & Study Strategies. Some recommended instructor activities to help students succeed in online courses

3 Cochise College Convocation, August 15, 2011 Presentation Abstract S ome questions for course instructors to consider related to student learning and study strategies along with practical tips that they may want to consider in developing and implementing their online courses.

4 Overview Audience Survey Some Questions, Facts, Observations, and Definitions Recommendations Our Next Step/Unfinished Business

5 4 Time Out...

6 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question # 1 In your syllabus, do you mention, describe, and recommend any campus or district support services that may be helpful for student success in your online course?

7 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #2 Do you test that your students have read and understood your syllabus?

8 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #3 Do you offer current students advice from former students? advice from former students?

9 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #4 Do you use an activity early in the course to query students why they are taking your course and using their responses for social interaction?

10 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Activity Example Why are you enrolled in this course? What would you like to get from this course – besides an “A”? What experiences, interests, past readings, do you bring to this course? How much experience have you had as an online student?

11 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #5 Have you offered students a forum primarily for social interaction?

12 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #6 Do you have any links to learning and study strategies relevant to your course either your learning modules or elsewhere?

13 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Study Strategies: What are They? Goal Setting Time Management Task Organization Studying-reading Listening/Notemaking Test Taking Memorization Writing a Research Paper

14 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Learning & Study Strategies Links 1. Study Guides and Strategies, contains more than 100 items and translations of most items into 18 languages. /Study Guides and Strategies, / 2. Chemeketa CC Study Skills Resources. Includes links to specific learning assistance from Accounting to Theater courses.Retrieved February 23, 2007 from 3. Wilton HS Chemistry Coach with almost 2000 links. Chemistry Coach Links to a Better Education. Retrieved February 23, 2007 from LSCHE Resource - LSCHE Resourcehttp://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/

15 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #7 Do you ever use the Chat Room or Discussion Board for Q & A on learning & study strategies related to your course assignments?

16 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #8 Do you use any ancillary texts, either optional or required?

17 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Some Ancillary Texts

18 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #9 Have you created a special menu button for learning/study support?

19 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Some Suggestions for a Menu Button for Student Course Support

20 Keynote SDCCD April 20, 2007 Question #10 Do you use any Virtual Experts?

21 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Virtual Guest Experts Content Research Librarian Writing Tutor Learning Assistance Specialist Math Tutor

22 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Question #11 Do you use relevant images to get students’ attention by adding visuals to text?

23 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Course Relevant Images

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25 Keynote SDCCD April 20, Unfinished Business You can me at with your questions and comments. Collegial dialogue never ends…………..


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