Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA) and Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 387
ISBN13: 9781522526827|ISBN10: 152252682X|EISBN13: 9781522526834|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2682-7


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 to learn among their students.

Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the novel techniques and strategies for nurturing communication between students and faculty in virtual learning environments. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as collaborative work, academic advising, and student retention, this publication is an ideal resource for educators across all disciplines and levels, as well as educational administrators.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Goals
  • Collaborative Work
  • Distance Learning
  • Learning Preferences
  • Reflective Practice
  • Student Retention
  • Student Success

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Abigail G. Scheg is a Course Mentor for General Education Composition at Western Governors University. She researches and publishes in the areas of online pedagogy, social media, first-year composition, and popular culture. She is the author or editor of multiple texts including Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction, Reforming Teacher Education for Online Pedagogy Development, Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience, Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines, and Bullying in Popular Culture.
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.