Top 3 practices for retaining online learners, as rated by campus officials on a recent poll

Top 3 practices for retaining online learners, as rated by campus officials on a recent poll

By Fred Longnecker.

“In a poll of higher education officials conducted in spring 2013, campus leaders across institution types gave their highest marks to “required training programs for online faculty” and “technical support to address online connection issues” when evaluating a list of 10 practices for retaining online learners. The poll from Noel-Levitz asked the officials to rate the 10 practices using a four-part scale: “very effective,” “somewhat effective,” “minimally effective,” and “method not used.” “

“In addition to required training programs and technical support, respondents from four-year private institutions also gave high marks to “mandatory interaction between faculty and students,” while respondents from four-year and two-year public institutions further affirmed the importance of faculty development and support.”

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