Online Office Hours for the Online Learner?

How can we make faculty office hours work for the online learner?

Reported by EdSurge, The University of Washington’s Dr. Stefan Stoll offers online office hours so popular that up to 2/3 of his students attend them prior to exams. These sessions can be recorded for posterity for those students unable to make them, and Dr. Stoll believes the slightly more anonymous online office hours environment may make it easier for apprehensive students to ask and have their questions answered.

The takeaway? How do we make sure our online students have the same learning opportunities as our on-campus students, including the convenience of online office hours?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.