Best Learning Center Practices to Support Online Student Success and Retention
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 ~ 1-3:00 EST
If you can not make this date and time, you can watch the recording.  

“Online students can be better retained, experience greater course satisfaction, and learn more in less time with greater ease and confidence when an online course is linked to an Academic Support System and is designed with activities and information that assist them to become a collegial group and to learn more effectively and efficiently.”    

                                                                                                              ~ Frank Christ
                                                                                           Webinar Presenter



Learning assistance personnel face a challenge as campus students enroll in online courses.  Online students need specific learning and study strategies support for online course success. Online Instructors need a learning assistance perspective to consider how to support student learning. This presentation looks at some promising learning center practices that can be implemented or strengthened 1) to involve learning center administration and staff in helping campus students enrolled in online courses, and 2) to assist course developers and instructors to consider integrating learning assistance support into their online courses.


1) How learning center administration and staff can provide campus students with online course learning and study strategies for academic success. 
2) How learning center administration and staff can provide campus course designers and instructors with ways to increase online student retention and success. 
3) How learning center administration and staff can impact on district and state distance education to consider partnering with them for online student retention and success. 
Who should attend? 

Learning Center administration and staff, online course designers and instructors, distance education administrative personnel.

Who is the speaker?

Frank Christ is the founder and co-director of the Winter Institutes for Learning Assistance Professionals and has been actively involved with learning assistance and learning centers for the past 40 years. He was the founder and past coordinator (1972-1990) of the award-winning Learning Assistance Support System at CSU Long Beach. Frank is also a founder and past president of the Western College Reading Association, now known as the College Reading and Learning Association and a member of NCLCA. His editorial contributions include editor of the WCRA Proceedings (Vols. I through IV), guest editor and contributor to the Jossey-Bass New Directions for Learning Assistance series (1981), founding columnist (1981-87) of the Journal of Developmental Education "Techtalk" Series, Series Editor for LABS, 8-page learning skills booklets published by H & H Publishing Company, content editor of LSCHE, the learning support center web portal, senior editor of a CRLA Monograph entitled, "Starting Up A Learning Assistance Center: Conversations with CRLA Members Who Have Been There and Done That" (Clearwater, FL: H & H Publishing Company, Inc., 2000), and contributor, "Academic Support," Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers 2002). In addition, Frank has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books including 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know (Cambridge Stratford Ltd.) and Online Skills & Strategies Handbook (Allyn & Bacon). Many of his major articles can be found on the Learning Support Center for Higher Education web site at 

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