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Stephen Downes

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When we read a title like this one we have to ask what the author means by "actually works", and in this case, we're not told, though presumably the usual indicators apply (completing programs, getting high grades). The author also expresses concern about students 'ghosting' online advising services (as though that doesn't happen in person as well?). Ther article itself is a mish-mash of pop theory and common sense, and focuses on four major areas: shame-free advising; proactive advising (a.k.a. 'coaching'); analytics and cognitive behavioral theory; and positive psychology. The main value of this article is that it stimulates thinking about online academic advising.The whole thing taken together is called the the Online Learning Advising Model (OLAM), though you could probably do better than to rely on a publisher to define an online advising strategy.

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