At Edmentum, we put great emphasis on ensuring we are continually reviewing state and third-party approval lists to ensure that we are meeting relevant standards and providing learners with engaging, meaningful online experiences.
Shane Dennison is Edmentum's State & Federal Programs Manager, and has been with the company for the past thirteen years. Prior to Edmentum, Shane taught eight years at the high school and college levels within the Cleveland, Ohio area. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Education (Educational Technology Management specialization), a M.A. in Education, and a M.A. in History.
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Edmentum works closely with the University of California and the California DOE to make sure that our online courses meet the rigorous "a-g" standards designed to ensure that students attain the breadth and depth of general knowledge to be successful in advanced studies.
Our state and federal programs manager, Shane Dennison, recently published a book detailing his research on at-risk students' self-confidence levels and outcomes in online courses. Read on for a sneak peek at the book and four strategies to improve student outcomes that Shane's research uncovered!
Live chat, class discussion boards, email, webinars, and virtual field trips are all samples of online course interactions that have become staples over the past 10 years. Are they all needed for online student success? Or is it primarily the frequency and/or the application of a substantial grade percentage that needs to be changed to existing modes of online interactions between students and instructors?
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