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Most online students, even those who are successful, will tell you it takes an extra dose of motivation to stay on top of their assignments compared to the traditional classroom. No wonder online courses have an attrition rate that’s 10 – 20 percent higher than their face-to-face counterparts.

The anytime/anywhere convenience of online learning sometimes makes it too convenient to procrastinate, forget about, and become otherwise disengaged. Online Student Engagement Tools and Strategies features 10 articles that provide practical advice from online instructors.

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The articles in this report include:

  • I Am Not a Robot
  • Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students
  • Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment
  • Five Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Online Classroom
  • Midweek Motivation: Encouragement for Online Learners
  • Add Interactions to Your Online Videos
  • Five Ways to Build Community in Online Classrooms
  • Teaching Online with Errol: Personality DOES Matter!
  • Building a Community of Learners in Online Classes