May 28, 2012 4:25 pm


As online learning continues to expand, how does the distance learning model impact the way we think of and deliver student services? In this episode we talk with SNHU Director of Student Success Matt Thornton about the role and reality of delivering these services, exploring and answering these key questions:

  1. What are the needs of the distance learning student?
  2. What is the role of community building, both inside and outside the LMS?
  3. How can data help us build a more efficient student services system?
  4. How is tutoring being deployed for online students, and who are some key players in this space?
  5. What are the overall biggest challenges facing student services and academic advisors?

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