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ACHE 2016

October 17–19, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana

Putting Synchronous Back into Asynchronous Online Classes

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM CDT
Iberville Room
Session Type

Thinking (Concurrent Session): 60-75 minutes

Session Description

Students taking courses that are meant to be asynchronous may be missing out on opportunities to connect with faculty and classmates. Research suggests that online students are increasingly looking for opportunities for idea exchange and connections with online faculty members. Join us for an interactive demonstration in which the presenter will share inexpensive ways to provide these opportunities to students.



Session Focus

Online Programming

Session Audience
Program Directors
Deans & Senior Administrators

Primary Presenter

Jennifer Varney, Southern New Hampshire University
Brief Bio

Jennifer has more than fifteen years’ experience in higher education. She has held roles in advising leadership, academic administration, and as a faculty member. Her publications include proactive advising, adult learning theories, and distance learning. She has presented at OLC, NACADA, and ACSBP. In addition, she has also delivered webinars for academic impressions and is a contributing author to NACADA's advising manual. She is a member of AAC&U, OLC, ACBSP, USDLA, and NACADA.
Jennifer’s research interests include at risk students, faculty engagement ,development and leadership, and dynamic online learning environments. She has a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Business Education, and is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership.

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