The challenge of keeping online students motivated and engaged is an area of concern for all types of institutions and courses. As online courses grow in offerings and popularity, it is important to address the concerns that arise via this still-new medium of instruction. Online learners are statistically a very varied group in terms of study habits, personal schedules, work commitments, and family. It is essential for faculty to be aware of their students’ demands outside of the online environment in order to better tailor their curriculum and offer an experience that encourages retention.
This webinar will review the most common problems that keep online learners from completing their coursework successfully. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, in-depth, the role of motivation from the perspective of human development, as well as its role in the online learning environment. Participants will also learn how to tap into their students’ motivation and promote it in a way that addresses all learning styles.
- Identify common problems that keep online learners from succeeding
- Develop best practices for motivating students in the online environment
- Learn how to tailor their curriculum to create an environment that encourages retention
- Gain an understanding of how motivation impacts student retention
- Apply key principles of human motivation to promote student motivation in the online environment
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Faculty teaching online courses (full and part-time)
- Dean of Instruction
- Online Learning Administrators & Staff
- Dean of Student Services/Affairs
- Student Services Staff
- Advising Director & Staff
- Retention Specialist
- Student Success Coordinator/Committee Members