Magna On-Demand Seminars

Engage Early, Build Trust, and Gain Student Retention and Success

This Magna Online Seminar explores swift trust, its benefits, and methods of building it within any course (face-to-face and online).

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For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well. In online classes especially, building trust is key not just to the student-to-student learning community but between students and the instructor. A course where trust is built within the first two weeks should see better learner engagement and better retention. Explore what swift trust is and methods of building it within any course (face-to-face and online).

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define swift trust as it applies to education
  • Identify practical ways to build swift trust early and sustain it throughout an online course
  • Select and use specific swift trust activities appropriate for any course

Here’s what we’ll cover!

  • Defining the importance of building swift trust early in classes to create the best possible learning community and environment
  • Exploring and applying swift trust in any course you teach
  • Reviewing supporting cases on swift trust and how it has actually benefited others
  • Activities you can begin using right away to build and sustain swift trust

Who should attend?

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • eLearning Specialists
  • Distance Learning Coordinators
  • Faculty Development Staff
  • Student Retention Staff

Additional benefits of swift trust:

  • Learning about swift trust and how to cultivate it may lead to better retention
  • It can take up to two weeks for students to feel comfortable in an online class-activities that build swift trust may decrease that time barrier
  • Accomplishing swift trust between instructor and learner and among learners may lead to better engagement and interaction through the rest of the course in all activities, therefore leading to greater student success
  • Should see more engaged learners who will reach out for help
  • Better retention of students in their courses

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.

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Product Code: PC19LA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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