Monday, August 12, 2019

Connecting in the Distance Course Special | Episode 50


Host Kevin Patton presents a remix of classic segments from the TAPP Radio archive, all summarizing "tricks" to increase student retention and promote student success in distance or hybrid courses.

00:00:47 | Introduction to the Special Episode
00:02:59 | Sponsored by HAPS
00:03:26 | 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
00:26:55 | Sponsored by AAA
00:27:30 | 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
00:49:45 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
00:50:48 | EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
01:09:20 | Staying Connected

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1 | Introduction to the Special Episode

2 minutes

This is the third of a series of special episodes in which classic segments from past episodes that all reflect a similar theme are brought together for further review and reflection.

The general topic of this special episode revolves another recurring theme of this podcast:

making connections with students in online & hybrid courses

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2 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. There are a bunch of 1-day regional workshops scattered all over the continent. There's probably one near you coming up this year (or next)!

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

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3 | 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses

32.5 minutes

Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. In this classic segment from Episode 21, Kevin shares a bunch (perhaps not exactly 49) strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.

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4 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org.

NOTE: AAA changed its name from The American Association of Anatomists to The American Association for Anatomy after this podcast was recorded.

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5 | 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses

22 minutes

Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. Kevin continues to share a bunch (perhaps not exactly 49) strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.

This classic segment from Episode 22 focuses on adding faces to an online course (sort of like in a face-to-face course), plus how to use scheduled video, audio, and text announcements to stay connected with students.

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."
Patton's Law (Gen. George S. Patton)

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6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in instructional practice, this program helps you power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

7 | EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses

18.5 minutes

Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. In this classic segment from Episode 23, Kevin continues to share even more strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.

This segment focuses on:

  • Why reaching out to individual students who may be at risk is important--and how to do that.
  • Why feedback to students is important in nurturing connections.
  • Some final thoughts.

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