Two Online Advising Strategies to Promote Student Retention

Distance Education Report

By: Bobby A. Ragin, MS; Selma T. Burrell, EdD; and Lawrence O. Flowers, PhD

Effective advising is an essential component of student retention efforts. Most advising programs advocate positive relationships with students centered on remediation reduction, intrusive advising, and strengths-based advising methods designed to help students achieve academic and professional goals.This article offers several Web-based strategies to facilitate this communication and promote academic persistence of online learners.

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