Melanie Shaw

Melanie Shaw has spent the past decade teaching and serving as an administrator in online higher education settings. She is the Assistant Dean, Dissertation Faculty in the School of Education at Northcentral University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty at several institutions and facilitates webinars for the Online Learning Consortium. In addition to her teaching roles, she trains faculty to develop and deliver courses online, conducts research on topics related to nontraditional education, and is involved in strategic leadership relative to the vision for online education. Melanie received a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a second master’s degree in School Counseling for the University of West Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Music from Excelsior College. She holds teaching certificates in online teaching, elementary education, and guidance counseling.

Publications

A Qualitative Study of Student Expectations of Online Faculty Engagement
Christoper W. Berg, Melanie Shaw, Anthony L. Contento, Scott W. M. Burrus. © 2021. 12 pages.
Institutions offering online courses and degrees often develop requirements for faculty-to-student interactions; yet, these requirements may not align student preferences for...
A Qualitative Study of Student Expectations of Online Faculty Engagement
Christoper W. Berg, Melanie Shaw, Anthony L. Contento, Scott W. M. Burrus. © 2019. 17 pages.
Institutions offering online courses and degrees often develop requirements for faculty-to-student interactions; yet, these requirements may not align student preferences for...
Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses
Abigail G. Scheg, Melanie Shaw. © 2018. 387 pages.
Keeping students engaged and receptive to learning can, at times, be a challenge. However, by implementing new pedagogical methods and tools, instructors can strengthen the drive...
Online Doctoral Student Satisfaction: Strategies for Success
Dara Levitch, Melanie Shaw. © 2018. 12 pages.
Institutions of higher learning invest a great deal of time and money on retention issues. Research has identified institutional variables significant to student retention....
Multimodal Communication: A Case Study of Organizational Discourse and One-to-One Mentoring at an Online University
Melanie Shaw, Susan Stillman, Gayle Cicero, David Cross, Dennis Lessard. © 2012. 16 pages.
This chapter includes information about communication patterns and organizational discourse at an online university, which utilizes a mentoring model to educate students. The...
Distance Learning Courses: A Survey of Activities and Assignments
Kelley Walters, Melanie Shaw, David Long. © 2012. 16 pages.
Drawing on current literature and a survey of online students and instructors from online institutions, the researchers explored the different types of assignments and...
Distance Learning Courses: A Survey of Activities and Assignments
Kelley Walters, Melanie Shaw, David Long. © 2010. 16 pages.
Drawing on current literature and a survey of online students and instructors from online institutions, the researchers explored the different types of assignments and...