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The A&P Professor

86 EpisodesProduced by Kevin PattonWebsite

Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor builds on the practical approach taken in Kevin's popular blogs, newsletters, and websites. … read more


49 Tricks for Retention Success in Online Courses | TAPP Episode 21

Online courses continue to have a notoriously low retention rate and success rate compared to traditional courses. Kevin shares some general concepts and practical ideas that have helped him improve retention and pass rates in his distance courses. But there are more! The conversation will continue in the next episode.

  • Transcripts, captioned audiograms, &  more! (7.5 min)
  • Intro to featured topic (1 min)
  • 49 tricks for retention & success in online courses (32.5 min)
  • Connecting with this podcast (1 min)

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(0:41) We've reached 5,000 downloads because of your kind support! All TAPP Radio episodes have a full transcript, useful for reading along or searching for specific content. Captioned audiograms of all episodes are now available on The A&P Professor YouTube channel. There are many ways to listen!




(7:58) Intro. It's too long for one episode, so Kevin will cover the featured topic in three episodes: 21 (this one), 22, and 23.


(9:13) Online courses are notorious for high dropout rates and high failure rates, compared to traditional face-to-face classes. Kevin shares a bunch (perhaps not exactly 49) strategies he has found to work in creating and nurturing the kinds of connections that help retain students and support their success in the course.




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