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Free webinar: Improving Student Retention in Online Learning
June 13, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Free webinar: Improving Student Retention in Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed hosted a free webinar on Tuesday, June 10th – “Retention in Online Courses,” brought to you by Academic Partnerships and featuring Patrick Lowenthal, assistant professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University.

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The Disruption of Higher Education
February 27, 2014 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on The Disruption of Higher Education

As we wrap up our series on retention, we turn to Dr. Clayton Christensen, senior advisor to Academic Partnerships.

Clayton Christensen on The disruption of higher education An interview by The Economist Intelligence Unit

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TED-Ed Flipped Lesson: Strategies for Retaining Online Students
February 26, 2014 – 11:06 am | Comments Off on TED-Ed Flipped Lesson: Strategies for Retaining Online Students

In light of our focus on retention, Ed Tech du Jour hosts, Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and Dr. Heather Farmakis share factors contributing to attrition rates originate from a variety of sources, many that are beyond …

5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention
February 24, 2014 – 9:59 am | Comments Off on 5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention

In light of our focus on retention, we wanted to provide practical tips you can apply to the course building process and the visual design aspect of it.
Maintaining student retention can be challenging, and no …

9 Strategies for Promoting Retention
February 20, 2014 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on 9 Strategies for Promoting Retention

In light of our focus on retention, we ask, Have you designed your online course to promote student retention? Factors contributing to attrition rates originate from a variety of sources, many that are beyond your …

Retention: Encouraging, Empowering, and Connecting Students
February 13, 2014 – 2:13 pm | Comments Off on Retention: Encouraging, Empowering, and Connecting Students

At Academic Partnerships, one of our main foci is student retention. What does this mean exactly? Jason Elliott (picture to the right), Director of Student Services states,
“Retention programs that work in the online environment are …

An Easy Method for Building Relationships in Online Courses
March 5, 2013 – 12:08 pm | 14 Comments

Building rapport and establishing relationships are critical to the success of an online course. This practice promotes learning, engagement, and retention.
I understand the importance of community first-hand from the perspective of a student. I remember feeling overwhelmed and …