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Overcoming Online Persistence Challenges With The Trojan Café (Part 2)

One of the first ideas that came out of the planning phase was to create student forums that would allow interaction between users. Students were already utilizing Blackboard discussion boards to meet course requirements, therefore the infrastructure was ideal for hosting casual student forums. Forums are moderated by staff and have been a significant attraction … Continue reading

Overcoming Online Persistence Challenges With The Trojan Café (Part 1)

Vincent Tinto’s conceptual “Schema for Dropout from College” correlated academic and social engagement with student success and learning. However, several factors make social engagement more difficult for non-traditional, online students. They don’t have the opportunity to participate in social engagement and institutional extracurricular activities that are afforded to traditional, on-campus students. Consequently, online students often … Continue reading

Foundation Organizes Community-Focused U.S. College Attainment Campaign

With a cohort of 20 U.S. cities and their metropolitan regions leading the way, the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has launched a community mobilization campaign aimed at helping residents in selected metropolitan areas increase their attainment of postsecondary education and training. The campaign, which will conclude at the end of 2016, will cover 75 American cities … Continue reading