This webinar is hosted in English
Online Learning - A theory of persistence from the perspective of students in higher education: Marshaling Resources by Dr. Barbara Yalof
Marshaling resources is a theory developed while conducting research in the area of online learning, which applies to the problem of high rates of attrition. The presentation explains the theory and elucidates what institutions of higher education might do to support and retain their student body. Marshaling resources emerged as the core variable, which illustrates the integral role institutions play in maintaining student satisfaction and enrollment. When prevalent unmet student needs outweigh institutional supports, a tipping point occurs. Dr. Yalof discusses this tipping point from the viewpoint of the online learner and provides suggestions for preventing attrition. Data from 14 different online colleges was used in the evolution of the theory.
Barbara Yalof holds a doctorate in educational technology and e-learning from Northcentral University. She has taught and co-led courses and workshops involving the use of technology for teachers, and is interested in fostering active learning pedagogy in the online classroom. Dr. Yalof is interested in understanding the consumer perspective of those who study online. Barbara has many years of experience as an art teacher, exhibiting artist, and jewelry craftsperson. She has produced digital graphics and illustrations, and particularly enjoys working with Adobe software. Barbara is employed at Harcum as Academic Administrative & Technology Support Specialist.