Online learning can give students a feeling of isolation from their teachers, their fellow learners, and even the content itself. More connected learning can mean more successful learning. Student interaction and support are critical components of teaching online.
Engage Your Students in Your Online Course: 20 Proven Ways!
The evidence is clear. The best predictors of student success is their level of engagement in their online course.
Ten Successful Ways Institutions Around the World are Addressing the Challenge of Retention Rates in Online Learning
Retention and completion in online learning programs and courses, especially in institutions which practice open admission, has long been a concern.
Towards a New Pedagogy of Engaged Learning
With all the tools and resources available in the 21st century to extend and support this engagement, we need to revise our understanding of teaching and learning – what we refer to as pedagogy.
How Faculty Can Support Learner Success
This consideration of Tony Bates’ work focuses on supporting online learners, an area sometimes overlooked, but which research has shown is essential to creating quality programs that provide the best opportunity for success.
Students in an online course are in a different learning environment (at home, Second Cup, on a train) and are expecting different things from a classroom-based course.
How to Build Effective Online Learner Support Services
Following are guidelines on how to select and design online services, respond to issues such as what are the particular challenges of online learning, determine which services are essential for learner success, and bring these services into an institution
How to Prepare and Moderate Online Discussions for Online Learning
There is substantial research to indicate that the quality of discussion can be as high, if not higher, online as in class, so long as 'best practices' are used.
Resources to Build Effective Online Learner Support Services
Some guides to development and good practice, case studies of institutional change, and some examples of individual services offered using technology in innovative ways
Provincial Land Acknowledgement
Contact North | Contact Nord respectfully acknowledges that our work, and the work of our community partners, takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province.
We are grateful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to strengthen Ontario and all communities across the province.