A Tri-Modal Approach to Student Engagement
Concurrent Session 2
Online students should have the same access to support and engagement opportunities as their onsite counterparts however this is not always the case. Join me as I demonstrate how a tri-modal approach - programming, support services, and outreach – serves to create a supportive, nurturing, and engaging online experience.
Just as online classes are expected to yield the same learning outcomes as onsite classes, the online student experience, outside the virtual classroom, should provide students with a similar experience as their onsite counterparts. Carefully designed programs should welcome online students, and they should continue to nurture, support, and engage them throughout their educational journey.
This presentation will focus on the key areas of student engagement, specifically programming, support services, and outreach. Examples will include an outreach model, key programs to include each semester, and a variety of additional creative programs and support mechanisms designed for maximum engagement.
Participants will be provided with a planning template for use at their institutions. An open conversation is encouraged, where participants discuss their perspectives and experiences in relation to the subject matter. Sharing of appropriate links and resources will occur.