Student Experiences in an Online First-Year Seminar Paired with Remedial Mathematics

  • Max Walling Sam Houston State University
  • Dana Van De Walker Sam Houston State University
  • Kathleen Gilbert Sam Houston State University
  • Matthew Olmstead Sam Houston State University
  • Forrest Lane Sam Houston State University

Abstract

Educational research has explored the influence of first-year seminars, online course delivery, and developmental coursework on first-year student success, yet there is limited research on how these educational components intersect. A collective case study approach was used to explore the experiences of students enrolled in an online first-year seminar that was paired with a developmental mathematics course. Students reported different motivating factors and expectations for enrolling in the course, yet all expressed a desire to improve their academic performance and confidence. These results help to inform how delivery of an online FYS can support the goals of students and institutions.

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Published
2020-05-12
How to Cite
Walling, M., Van De Walker, D., Gilbert, K., Olmstead, M., & Lane, F. (2020). Student Experiences in an Online First-Year Seminar Paired with Remedial Mathematics. Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention, 27(1). https://doi.org/10.24926/jcotr.v27i1.2442
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