There are some really amazing ways that E-Learning and Distance Education can be incorporated into all of the above interventions. I’m on a mission to find the educators and researchers who are working on this, or lead the charge of those who are interested. Who is with me?
How can E-Learning and Distance Education help move students through Developmental Education courses and onto success? Research shows that, well, very little is known in this area. Researchers have however identified emerging evidence for the following interventions:
1. Interventions aimed at helping students avoid developmental education by shoring up their skills before they enroll in college
2. Interventions designed to accelerate students’ progress through developmental education by shortening the timing or content of their developmental education courses
3. Programs that provide contextualized basic skills together with occupational or college-content coursework
4. Programs that enhance the supports for developmental-level learners, such as advising or tutoring