Online learners want to feel that they are part of a class or program and that they are valued as students.  The more they can become engaged in the course the more they will feel they are contributing to the learning process. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Dealing with Procrastinators | New comment by Fred Fraser

Make sure students understand that their late work in school will cost them a lower grade, but late work in a job will cost them their job. Meeting delines is more of a job requirement, then whatever...

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Communication | New blog by Ann Hill

For students who do not want to do the work, but want a degree I have learned teaching them with respect goes a long way.

Procrastination | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

I found the information explained on how to communicate with students who procrastinate to be especially helpful. By reminding them of their original goals, and advising that procrastinating is not on...

Begin course with instruction video | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

After teaching online for several years, I have recently found that creating a welcome video for students that includes course expectations, showing course navigation such as where and how to access t...

Meeting student needs!! | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Agreed! While it does take more of our time to reach out by phone, it really does make a big difference when we build this type of foundation with our students.  I like to advise my students...

Engaging Online Learners Who Lack Motivation | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Hi Michael, one thing I found to be helpful is to call them the 1st day of the course, and find out what motivated them to become an online student. This information can then be used throughout your...

Engaging online learners | New discussion by Coleen Poitinger

Time management seems to be something online some students struggle with. I really liked the idea of helping students change the way they view time in order to be successful in the online environment....

Generation | New blog by Kennon Olison

I thought the knowing the differences between generations and how they learn was helpful. I will use that in the future.

Students who fail to try! | New discussion by Michael Morris

What tools can anyone sugges to provide assistance and motivation to a student(s) that just seem to not try or give up so easily? What motviational statements can one make that might register with a s...

Engaging Online Learners Who Lack Motivation | New discussion by Michael Morris

In my experince as a online instructor, I have found many students that simpl do not have the motivation and/or drive to finish the course. Many of them begin their claasses and eventually submit less...