December, 2020 As we are quickly approaching the end of this fully online fall semester, many of us are talking about how things have gone this fall and what we need to tweak for next term. I’ve recently had several conversations with colleagues who are stressed and disappointed with how the fall has gone so far–many… Continue reading Facilitating Student Success in Online Classrooms
Every October my team and I meet with students who are struggling in one or more–or sometimes even all of their classes. Usually, these meetings are a result of panic and fear after a bad assignment grade or failed midterm. A typical meeting involves the student explaining the problem followed by an in depth interview… Continue reading Why Reading the Book Matters
In my last post, I wrote about active learning and engagement in a virtual environment. We know that active learning is how students make meaning with new material. It’s the act of trying to make sense of what they are learning–connecting it to what they already know, discussing it with classmates to broaden their understanding… Continue reading Getting to Know Your Students in a Virtual Environment
Over the past 3 years, the Holman Success Center has been working with app developers to provide students with a tool that supports students and allows them to connect organically in an online platform with easy access to the resources they need to persist and succeed. The EMU Engage app does all of this and… Continue reading EMU Engage App Fosters Student Engagement and Communication
We made it through our Covid 19 winter semester relatively unscathed in the Holman Success Center. I believe this is due in large part to the fact that many of the strategies we have adopted as best practices for ensuring access and equity for all students in face-to-face classrooms, tutoring sessions, and other support services… Continue reading Providing Access and Equity in Online Learning Environments
HSC Success Coaches talk about how spacing, generation, elaboration, and retrieval practice can be used as effective study strategies.
“Metacognition is vital for learning. When students have strong metacognition skills, they are more likely to do well in college, in careers, and in lifelong learning.” As a success coach, this quote from the video really stuck out to me. I have found that students are more empowered to engage in their learning process when… Continue reading Metacognition and Why it Matters for our Students
Online learning presents many challenges for instructors and students. Many of our students struggle to access online content because they either lack stable internet access or lack a suitable device with which they can access their courses. Beyond issues of access, it is fair to say that both instructors and students are facing struggles delivering… Continue reading Online Learning Challenges – a Quick Refresher