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ERIC Number: EJ909978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the One
Dunlap, Joanna C.; Lowenthal, Patrick R.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v33 n4 2010
In this article the authors share strategies for establishing personal, one-on-one relationships between online students and faculty, to attend to identity, individualization, and interpersonal interaction in support of student engagement and retention. Rather than focus on high-tech solutions, the authors focus on low-tech solutions--the telephone and e-mail--that all faculty and students have at their disposal. These strategies address the needs of the individual within a learning community by striving for balance between group and individual interactions--between the needs of the many and the one. (Contains 3 figures and 14 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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