- Provide student with personal contact right
when they enroll.
- Day one, make a phone call!
- Students taking courses via distance ed need to know you are their
to support them. Make the call!
- Outgoing calls are cheaper than collect or 1-800. Make the call!
- Students need motivation to get started and are looking for a reason.
Make the call!
- Students are more likely to guess, get a wrong concept, or give up
entirely when they are having trouble with something. You call them
if they seem stalled. Make the call!
- When student know the instructor they are more likely to take your
other classes. Make the call.
- Did I miss anything here? Oh yeah! MAKE THE CALL!
- Enable Student to start right away.
- While students are waiting for classes to arrive they often begin
- The begining of somthing new is always exciting, use that excitement.
- Excited students often complete many assignments in the first week
and get into the class quickly.
- If the course takes over a week to get to the student some of the
excitment may have worn off.
- Try to give the students all the resourses they need for the first
couple assignments within one or two days.
- Provide the entire course with options on completion.
- If your course is designed to be a full year supply all the things
the student will need for the entire course.
- Students finishing the first semester should not have to wait until
February for materials for the second semester.
- All student packest for the entire course are identical whether they
want the first semester, second semester or parts and peices of the
- If you course is broken into quarters students, teachers, and parents
can decide what quarters they want their student to take if they only
need a semester.
- Students can scan the whole course to be prepared for what is coming.