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Sustaining Students: Retention Strategies in an Online Program
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways With students spread across 47 states and a dozen countries, the University of Illinois at Springfield faces a significant challenge in promoting student persistence. Prog…

A Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Online Distance Students
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways While online education is increasing, researchers find that students taking online courses at a distance drop out at higher rates. Florida State University's College …

An Instructional Design Approach to Updating an Online Course Curriculum
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways To remain fresh and relevant, online courses need to be continually revised and improved. Considerations of relevant laws and institutional policies should be a core focus…

Teaching and Learning in Review: Insights from the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways A corresponding research methodology should accompany experimentation with emerging technologies in the current fiscal climate. E-textbooks must offer more than cost savin…

Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways Experience has shown that well-designed hybrid courses enhance student learning and increase student retention, even in large introductory science classes. Blended learnin…

Colleges Lock Out Blind Students Online
December 12, 2010

Darrell Shandrow, a journalism student who is blind, can navigate around Arizona State U. just fine But he was stymied by Spanish 101, which uses an online workbook inaccessible to blind student…

10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning
December 1, 2010

The 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning was released at the 2010 Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform in Washington DC. During the fall of 2010, the Digital Learnin…

Philip J. Mizzi

Associate Professor of Economics

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona


Philip J. Mizzi
Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010
November 17, 2010

The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that enrollment rose by almost one million students from a year earlier. The survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide fin…

2010 Managing Online Education Survey
November 17, 2010

This executive summary and video from the November 12th WCET conference presentation discuss the following topics concerning online education; enrollment trends in online education tui…