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Teaching Transitions: Techniques For Promoting Success Between Lessons, Kent Mcintosh, Keith Herman, Amanda K. Sanford, Kelly Mcgraw, Kira Florence Jan 2004

Teaching Transitions: Techniques For Promoting Success Between Lessons, Kent Mcintosh, Keith Herman, Amanda K. Sanford, Kelly Mcgraw, Kira Florence

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Presents suggestions on how teachers of exceptional children can help students transition from one activity to another. Enhancement of classroom management with explicit instruction and practice in behavioral expectations and routines; Planning for transitions; Revisiting and reviewing instruction.


Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck Jan 2004

Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck

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Over the past 6 years, the course retention rate for Marylhurst University's (MU) online courses was 91%, which is within four percentage points of its on-campus course retention rate (Schreck, 2002). This appears to contradict a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that stated, "Although there is significant variation among institutions with some reporting course-completion rates of more than 80% and others finding that fewer than 50% of distance-education students finish their courses, several administrators concur that course-completion rates are often 10-20 percentage points higher in traditional courses than in distance offerings" (Carr, 2000). Recent studies (Beatty-Gunter ...