Three tips for creating an online course for nontraditional student populations

M. Rebecca Forman, John A. Chapman

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In spring 2020, the University of Minnesota Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program temporarily ceased in-person workshops due to the spread of COVID-19. Twenty workshops were canceled, and the 1,233 attendees (all adult learners) were moved into asynchronous online course sections. These online workshops were the first remote courses that many of the attendees had ever attempted. Here, we provide tips for successfully creating online classes for nontraditional student populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16368-16373
Number of pages6
JournalEcology and Evolution
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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  • adult education
  • distance learning
  • non-traditional students
  • remote instruction

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  • Journal Article


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