Supporting Learning and Success in Online Courses: Early Insights and Updates from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative – Webinar April 28, 2023

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Friday, April 28, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

In this webinar for Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative partners, members of the research teams share what we are learning about strategies for supporting student success and skill development in online courses and provide updates on Collaborative activities, findings, and plans for the upcoming academic year. Speakers present a framework for faculty to support online students’ self-directed learning (SDL) skills, which include motivational, metacognitive, and applied learning strategies. The session also includes results from a survey of students enrolled in online STEM courses and findings from interviews and focus groups with students and STEM faculty. These findings highlight opportunities to adopt new approaches in online courses that help students develop skills and mindsets like sense of belonging, self-efficacy, time management, and help-seeking. Finally, the research teams describe instructional interventions currently undergoing testing at partner sites.

This webinar is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators at Collaborative partner sites and may be of particular interest to instructors teaching online courses, instructional designers, professional developers, and staff working to support students’ learning skills and mindsets.

Please note this event is only for members of our partner institutions.

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  • Louise Yarnall, senior education researcher, SRI Education
  • Jorge Mahecha, research associate, Community College Research Center (CCRC)
  • Akilah H. Thompson, research associate, CCRC
  • Jared Boyce, senior education researcher, SRI Education

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