Learning assistance and higher ed–shared common goals

The Future of the Field
ASHE Higher Education Report, 35(6), 105-117.  2010

“The article focuses on the role of learning assistance in bridging the gap between student’s academic preparation and school’s academic expectations in the U.S. It mentions that learning assistance must serve a wider range of student ability groups and support online learners due to the increased diversity of the student population. It states that learning assistance together with the higher education community have shared common goals including new student orientation, academic advising, and counseling services. In addition, the effectiveness of learning assistance can be measured in its support for online learners, facilitation of faculty development services, and its provision of class-based tutoring.”

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