ERIC Number: EJ1044099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Co-Curricular Engagement for Non-Traditional Online Learners
Fontaine, Sherry J.; Cook, Shawn M.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v17 n3 Fall 2014
Engagement in co-curricular activities is a means of educating the whole student, providing an opportunity for the integration of academic, professional, and personal development. Residential programs offer students campus-based, co-curricular experiences that foster the development of student knowledge and personal development outside of the classroom. For online learners, engagement in co-curricular campus experiences is limited by geographic access and time constraints. A challenge for online programs is developing co-curricular experiences that are adaptable and accessible to an online learning environment. Through a review of the literature and an examination of virtual co-curricular activities and organizations in academic programs within the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, the authors present an example for co-curricular engagement for online students that is applicable across health services and post-graduate professional programs.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Extracurricular Activities, Student Experience, Pharmacy, Health Education, Health Services, College Programs, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Student Participation, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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