High-Impact Practices in Online Education
Research and Best Practices

Foreword by Kelvin Thompson
Paper: 978 1 62036 847 3 / $35.00
Published: October 2018  

Cloth: 978 1 62036 846 6 / $95.00
Published: October 2018  

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Published: October 2018  

E-Book: 978 1 62036 849 7 / $27.99
Published: October 2018  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
264 pp., 6" x 9"
figures & tables
This volume offers the first comprehensive guide to how high-impact practices (HIPs) are being implemented in online environments and how they can be adjusted to meet the needs of online learners. This multi-disciplinary approach will assist faculty and administrators to effectively implement HIPs in distance education courses and online programs.

With a chapter devoted to each of the eleven HIPs, this collection offers guidance that takes into account the differences between e-learners and traditional on-campus students.

A primary goal of High-Impact Practices Online is to share the ways in which HIPs may need to be amended to meet the needs of online learners. Through specific examples and practical suggestions in each chapter, readers are introduced to concrete strategies for transitioning HIPs to the online environment that can be utilized across a range of disciplines and institution types. Each chapter of High-Impact Practices Online also references the most recent and relevant literature on each HIP so that readers are brought up to date on what makes online HIPs successful.

The book provides guidance on how best to implement HIPs to increase retention and completion for online learners.

Table of Contents:
Tables and Figures
Foreword—Kelvin Thompson
Introduction—Kathryn E. Linder and Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes

1) First-Year Seminars—Jennifer R. Keup
2) Common Intellectual Experience—Jason D. Baker and Michael Pregitzer
3) Learning Communities—Kathy E. Johnson, Amy A. Powell, and Sarah S. Baker
4) Writing-Intensive Classes—June Griffin
5) Collaborative Assignments and Projects—Robert John Robertson and Shannon Riggs
6) Undergraduate Research in the Humanities—Ellen Holmes Pearson and Jeffrey W. McClurken
7) Undergraduate Research in the Sciences—Kevin F. Downing and Jennifer K. Holtz
8) Diversity and Global Learning—Jesse Nelson and Nelson Soto
9) eService-Learning—Jean Strait and Katherine Nordyke
10) Internships—Pamela D. Pike
11) Capstone Courses and Projects—Zapoura Newton-Calvert and Deborah Smith Arthur
12) ePortfolios—Jennifer Sparrow and Judit Török
13) High-Impact Practices and Library and Information Resources—Stefanie Buck

Conclusion: Future Directions for High-Impact Practices Online—Kathryn E. Linder and Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes
Editors and Contributors


Reviews & Endorsements:
"High-Impact Practices in Online Education asks the right questions about online teaching and learning. This collection offers grounded, practical suggestions for evolving online pedagogy toward a purposeful form of teaching that offers possibilities beyond anything we've done until now."
- Matthew Reed, Vice President for Learning , Brookdale Community College
High-Impact Practices in Online Education allows faculty and staff to begin to think deeply about how these practices, which have largely existed in the traditional, face-to-face environment, can be adapted and applied to engage students across all learning modalities. With chapters dedicated to each high-impact practice, reference to existing research and best practice literature, and strategies to consider when scaling these practices to the online environment, this book will revolutionize high-impact practices as we know them by making them truly accessible to all students.”
- Stephanie M. Foote, Assistant Vice President, Teaching, Learning, and Evidence-Based Practices , John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education