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ERIC Number: EJ1154649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
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SOS: Observation, Intervention, and Scaffolding towards Successful Online Students
Ainsa, Trisha
Education, v138 n1 p1-8 Fall 2017
Research, reflection, and evaluation of online classes indicated a need for graduated scaffolding for first time students experiencing distance learning. In order to promote student engagement in the online learning process, I designed SOS for beginning online students. Sixty-three online students were offered an opportunity to participate in a graduated scaffolding program; 22 students (34.9%) responded positively to the scaffolding program presented herein. Student's need and use of SOS was analyzed according to the responses of 22 undergraduate students (34.9%) who responded to the opportunity (SOS Success Step One). Of those 22 students, 26.9% completed a short questionnaire and submitted it to the assignments area of the online course (SOS Success Step Two). The same students (26.9%) requested their scaffolding report and individual feedback (SOS Success Step Three). Fewer students (17.4%) requested a plan for their studies and future success (SOS Success Step Four). The last remaining tenacious students (6.3%) participated in an online discussion area (SOS Success Step Five). Of those tenacious students, 3 students (4.7%) proudly met with me at the end of the semester to celebrate completion and mastery of the online experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (El Paso)
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