48th Annual POD Network Conference – November 14-17, 2023

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Envisioning the Future: Developing Equitable Opportunities for Success – November 14-17, 2023 (online) and November 16-19 (Pittsburgh, PA)


A Framework for Designing Online Courses to Support Student Success

Thursday, November 16, 2023 3:30-4:45pm ET, Room 302

Online courses extend access to higher education but also place a significant burden on students to manage their own learning processes. Students report feeling isolated and unsure how to get help, and students historically underserved by higher education are especially likely to struggle in this format. Meanwhile, faculty are seeking new approaches to help students succeed. In this session, researchers and educational developers will share their work codesigning instructional strategies to help diverse students build motivational mindsets, metacognitive skills, and applied learning strategies. Participants will be invited to offer input on the framework and supports faculty will need to implement.

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  • Rebecca Griffiths, senior principal researcher, SRI Education
  • Amy E. Brown, Research Associate, Community College Research Center
  • Joshua D. Kanies, director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Palm Beach State College
  • Katie Surber, coordinator, Instructional Design & Development, Wake Technical Community College

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