OTC12 - DE 101- Preparing Students for online learning.
Barry Tucker, an academic advisor, and Geoff Cain, director of distance education, will present their innovative online orientation to distance learning. DE 101 unfolds like a "real" online course over two weeks that reviews the tools and skills needed to be successful in an online setting. In their course, Barry and Geoff emphasize the three "C"s: community, communication and collaboration. They will present the course and their research on how it has improved student success and retention rates.