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OEI selects ConexED for Online Advising and Counseling

California Online Education Initiative selects ConexED for online academic advising and counseling California higher education regulatory policies mandate that online students receive support services equitable to those provided to students taking on campus courses. As such, the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) is developing a system-wide network of trained online academic advising and community college counselors. Working in collaboration with the Foundation for California Community ... Read more

Protecting Students: ADA & FERPA Compliant Video Enagement Software

Protecting Students: ADA & FERPA Compliant Video Enagement Software State funded colleges and universities have been mobilizing towards online learning platforms to offer students online degree options. These schools have quickly realized that not only syllabuses and assignments should be accessible online, but student services also need to be a part of their online degree program. The big question is, do your student services departments ... Read more

Improving Online Course Completion and Retention at Community Colleges

Improving Online Course Completion and Retention at Community Colleges: What do we know about student learning outcomes in online courses?  If one were to simply wade through the first page of Google search results for, “online course completion statistics;” the results would vary from: 1) They’re better 2) They’re worse 3) Not sure 4) It depends.  The latter is most interesting, as it depends on ... Read more

3 Tips to Bridge Gaps in Student Access and Increase Retention

3 Tips to Bridge Gaps in Student Access and Increase Retention Currently, college students are busier than ever. More often than not, many of them are working full-time, taking a sizeable course load, and are involved with other things on-campus or off. To conceptualize this, according to the American Association of University Professors, even as far back at 2007, nearly half of traditional undergraduates studying ... Read more

Equality for Online Students

Equality for Online Students 100% Online Course Completion - A Westminster College Case Study  -  Remember your favorite class in college? Odds are that the most important factor in your fondness for that class was your connection with your professor.  Other important factors were probably interaction with your classmates and how successful you were in the class.  What if your only communication with that same professor ... Read more

Essay Contest Winner: Mari Burns

Getting on the same page with your students. It was 10 days before the start of the school year.  I was in my office taking advantage of silent hallways and quiet dorms to prepare for the upcoming semester when a knock came upon my door.  One of my advisees, a student-athlete, and his wife were on campus meeting with his wrestling coach to make sure ... Read more
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