Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lessons About Online Learning - Yoram Neumann and Edith Neumann, Inside Higher Ed

Several factors emerged as determinants of students’ academic performance and related outcomes, such as retention, graduation, satisfaction and commitment toward their college or university. The four major predictors of student learning outcomes were: student engagement and involvement in a variety of activities aimed at different cognitive domains of learning; student-faculty contact, including faculty members’ helpfulness and accessibility -- as manifested through the immediacy of feedback and a concern for students and their problems; factors related to degree programs, including the integration and relevance of the various required and elective courses, as well as the quality of teaching focused on student learning and of academic advising; and learning opportunities beyond traditional courses, including opportunities to engage in self-directed learning and address critical issues in the course.

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