May 2, 2011

Instructor to lead national webinar

Kari Frisch, an online speech instructor at Central Lakes College, will lead a one-hour, national webinar, “How'd You Do That? Tips and Tricks That Might Account for My 95 Percent Retention Rate,” on May 10. Kari was selected to be a presenter by the Washington, D.C.-based Instructional Technology Council, which recognized her high-quality online instruction and for whom she presented at a national conference. In 2009 Kari was named one of 29 Outstanding Educators by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Her online courses include interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, online social networking, introduction to mass communication, and service learning. Kari tracked her retention rates over two consecutive full-time semesters, and every class came in between 92 and 98 percent. In the webinar she will share 10 tips and tricks from her online teaching experience that might have contributed to those high results. She will highlight teaching ideas, best practices and even some course management tools which are transferrable to most disciplines. Most ideas can be easily implemented into existing online courses regardless of the course management system. The webinar is from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time, and details can be found at