Connecting in the Distance Course Special
TAPP Radio Episode 50
Host Kevin Patton presents a remix of classic segments from the TAPP Radio archive, all summarizing “tricks” to increase student retention and promote student success in distance or hybrid courses.
00:00:47 | Introduction to the Special Episode
00:02:59 | Sponsored by HAPS
00:03:26 | 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
00:26:55 | Sponsored by AAA
00:27:30 | 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
00:49:45 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
00:50:48 | EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
01:09:20 | Staying Connected
(There is no Preview available for this special episode)
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Carl W. Buehner
1 | Introduction to the Special Episode
The general topic of this special episode revolves another recurring theme of this podcast:
making connections with students in online & hybrid courses
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2 | Sponsored by HAPS
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. There are a bunch of 1-day regional workshops scattered all over the continent. There’s probably one near you coming up this year (or next)!
3 | 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. In this classic segment from Episode 21, Kevin shares a bunch (perhaps not exactly 49) strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.
4 | Sponsored by AAA
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
NOTE: The name of AAA was changed from The American Association of Anatomists to The American Association for Anatomy after this episode was recorded.
5 | 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. Kevin continues to share a bunch (perhaps not exactly 49) strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.
This classic segment from Episode 22 focuses on adding faces to an online course (sort of like in a face-to-face course), plus how to use scheduled video, audio, and text announcements to stay connected with students.
“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”
Patton’s Law (Gen. George S. Patton)
- Power of the ‘Profile Pic” in Online Learning (blog post)
- How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student? (example of instructions you can link to; most LMSs have such a resource you can link to in your syllabuses. Or syllabi.)
- iSpring for PowerPoint (Kevin’s blog post)
- Photos and Video Helps Connect Students and Teachers in Online Courses (Kevin’s blog post)
- Short Video Walk-Throughs Help Your Students (Kevin’s blog post)
- Camtasia, Snagit, Jing screen capture software (products from TechSmith)
6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in instructional practice, this program helps you power up your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
7 | EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses
Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. In this classic segment from Episode 23, Kevin continues to share even more strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.
This segment focuses on:
- Why reaching out to individual students who may be at risk is important–and how to do that.
- Why feedback to students is important in nurturing connections.
- Some final thoughts.
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Preview of Episode 51
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on transparency (in this podcast and in our teaching), updates in brain cells, olfaction on the tongue, and more. There’s more… some word dissections and Margaret Reece’s recommendation for The A&P Professor Book Club.
- Fresh episodes
- Transparency (in this podcast and in our course)
- AAA branding changes
- Serving our students better
- Updates on brain cells
- Olfaction update
- Subventricular zone (SVZ)
- Trail Guide to Movement, Building the Body in Motion
- by Andrew Biel.
- Recommended by Margaret Reece
- Special opportunity
- Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers!
- First five submitted and used will be in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet
- Any contribution used will receive a $25 gift certificate
- The best contribution is one that you have recorded in your own voice (or in a voicemail at 1-833-LION-DEN)
- Check out The A&P Professor Book Club
Last updated: February 24, 2023 at 16:12 pm