Using online meeting technology to create non-instructional opportunities for online students

ID: 50017 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Chris Roddenberry, Wake Technical Community College, United States

Wednesday, November 16 2:10-2:30 PM Location: Whitney View on map

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Abstract: Participation in campus-based non-instructional activities plays an important role in student academic success (Karp, 2011). However, non-instructional activities are less accessible to distance education students, who often turn to online classes because of the flexibility (Allen & Seaman, 2015). During the 2015/16 school year, Wake Technical Community College piloted a new program to make non-instructional resources more accessible to online students by live streaming eight meetings for the campus Social Science Club. Online student participation at club events was robust, with online student attendance nearly matching seated attendance at these club events. Furthermore, student survey data suggested that remote participants found these events to be very valuable, and that most could not have attended these meetings had they not been live streamed. This paper will discuss live streamed club activities and the data gathered from them during the fall, and describe Wake Tech’s ongoing p

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