Stick With It: Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Adult Learner Persistence

Track: 
Tools and Techniques
Sloan-C Certificate Program Eligibility: 

This online workshop can be counted toward the Sloan-C Certificate.

Workshop Description
Introduction: 

In order for adult learners to meet their educational and related life goals, they need to stick with their online courses. And often they don’t. This workshop, aiming to improve adult learner persistence, will be linked to research of techniques and tools used to support persistence in an online ESOL course for adults.  Drawing from research in “Making It Worth the Stay: Findings from the New England Adult Learner Persistence Project” (The New England Literacy Resource Center, 2009), you will discover new ways to motivate the learners you work with to stick to it!

Resources Provided: 
  • Presentations, readings, web links, discussion threads and other materials, viewable online for 1 year
  • 1-Hour Live Workshop Orientation - Learn about Moodle 2.2 and BlackBoard Collaborate. Navigate the workshop space
  • 1-Hour Live Panel Discussion - Participation in Live Q&A
  • Viewing of Live Sessions available for 1 year
Learning Objectives: 
  • Summarize key obstacles to persistence and research findings on successful approaches
  • Analyze tools and the techniques for using them
  • Apply selected approaches to your practice
Facilitators
Facilitator(s): 

Diana Satin

Pricing and Cancellation Policy

Price: $345 Each
Sloan-C Member price: $195 w/coupon code* (you will enter the coupon code on the payment page of your shopping cart process)
College Pass Member Pricing: No Cost w/coupon code* (you will enter the coupon code on the payment page of your shopping cart process)
*Members receive unlimited discounts with membership and College Pass holders receive 100 (50 or 25) "free" seats in the entire Sloan-C Workshop series.

Cancellation Policy: 

If you register and pay for a Sloan-C workshop and are unable to attend or if Sloan-C reschedules/cancels a workshop, we will be happy to apply your payment to another Sloan-C workshop/seminar at your request. However, no refunds will be given. This offer is good for one year.