Student Readiness for OL: How are You Preparing your Students to Learn Effectively?

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To succeed in an online course, students need to be ready for the online learning activities, such as setting up study schedule, browsing course website, participating in online discussions, and submitting assignments. A free automatic advising system was developed not only to assess students’ readiness for taking an online course, but also to provide useful study strategies based upon their learning preferences. In addition, this system provides class profile for the instructor to view so that he or she can tailor his or her instruction to meet students’ specific needs.


Dr. Lee earned an M.S. degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Instructional System Design from the University of Central Florida. Since 2010, he teaches at Coastal Carolina University. Throughout his career of teaching, he developed strong interests in the areas of distance education, mobile learning, interactive multimedia, educational games, and graphic/website design. In his classes, he introduces a wide range of software application and open-source packages to students, allowing them to master computer-based tools used in the design and creation of electronic media, such as electronic images, sounds, videos, text, and motion. - See more at:
Dr. Sherri Restauri has served in academia for 17 years. During this time, she has served as an instructional designer, faculty member in the field of psychology and other areas, and also as an administrator over Online Learning at several universities. Dr. Restauri joined the Coastal Office of Online Learning as their Director in July 2016. Her research focus is on improving the teaching and learning process across all teaching modalities through the use of technology, with specific interest in pedagogical practices to increase student engagement, and best practices in online pedagogy.

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