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How do you design your online courses and your virtual campus to keep online students engaged?

What are things you can do in your online classroom to retain students?

GetEducated has put together a free downloadable e-journal:’s Motivating & Retaining Adult Learners Online: A Journal of Research Articles and Practitioner’s Tips. This e-book features articles by researchers and online education practitioners on the science and art of building virtual campuses—including tips to improve retention of adult learners.

Here is the complete table of contents:

Student Retention in Distance Education
—Mary Hricko (Kent State University, Geauga Campus)

From Face-to-Face to Virtual Tutoring: Exploring the Potential of E-Learning Support
—V. Venugopal Reddy & Manjulika Srivastava (Indira Gandhi National Open University)

Persistence in Distance Education: A Case Study
—Lise Desmarais (Candian Foreign Service Institute)

Facilitating and Sustaining Interest through an Online Distance Peer Tutoring System in a Co-Operative Learning Environment
—Olugbemiro J. Jegede (Open University of Hong Kong)

How to Initiate Intrinsic Motivation in the Online Student in Theory & Practice
—Paul Kawachi (Kurume Shin-Ai Women’s College)

Retaining Adult Learners in a High-Stress Distance Learning Environment: The Purdue University Executive MBA in Agribusiness
—Jay Akridge, Luanna DeMay, Liza Braunlich, Mike Collura & Mike Sheahan (Purdue University)

Practical Considerations on the Use of Message Boards to Enhance Learning in a University Setting
—Sharon Garrison & Marina Onken (University of Arizona & Loyola University New Orleans)

The Importance of Learning Communities in Motivating and Retaining Online Learners
—Holly McCracken (University of Illinois Springfield)

How to E.N.G.A.G.E. ‘Em: Tips for Encouraging Continual Student Involvement
—Mary Dereshiwsky (Northern Arizona University)

Setting Students Up for Success: The Instructor’s Role in Creating a Positive, Asynchronous, Distance Education Experience
—Gloria Sciuto (Northeastern University)

Good Practices and Motivation in Online Courses
—Carla Payne (Norwich University)

Processes for Motivating Online Learners from Recruitment through Degree Completion
—Heather S. Gibbons & George P. Wentworth (Brenau University)

Non-Traditional Pharmacy Doctorate Degree Upgrade Program at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus
—Sheri Perry & Ronald E. Ragan (University of Kansas Edwards Campus)

Maximal Interaction in the Virtual Classroom: Establishing Connections with Adult Online Learners
—Walter P. Rankin (George Mason University)

Understanding Sources for Online Learning Excellence
—Margaret A. Martinez (The Training Place)

Read or download the entire journal:’s Motivating & Retaining Adult Learners Online: A Journal of Research Articles and Practitioner’s Tips.

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