How the right note taking support tool can boost student success & retention

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Scheduled at 2:15pm in Colorado I-J on Thursday, November 17.

#36233

Speaker(s)

  • Paddy Heaton, Events & Community Lead, Glean

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

40% of undergraduate college students drop out each year - and the graduation rate for students with disabilities is 17.5% lower than the rate for all students. Given that 28% of students drop out due to academic disqualification, what can disability services do to help improve student success and boost retention?

In this session we’ll share the results of our research into how Glean, a tool that promotes independent note taking, can help students with disabilities improve their grades.

Abstract

40% of undergraduate college students drop out each year. It’s a staggering number, and a costly one - both for students and colleges. But the graduation rate for students with disabilities is 17.5% lower than the rate for all students. Disability services departments have a key role to play in supporting this student population and improving graduation rates.

Academic success and retention are inextricably linked. 28% of students who drop out of higher education do so due to academic disqualification. As students’ grades improve, so do the outcomes for individuals and institutions.

For colleges and universities, retention and student success are key issues right now. Student success and grades are inextricably linked to retention - students with low grades are much more likely to drop out than students with higher grades.

In Fall 2021, we surveyed over 400 Glean users to see how using Glean was affecting their learning and grades. The results are undeniable - 90% of students got better grades with Glean. We’ve collated the results into a free whitepaper, available to all who attend our session.

In this session, we will share:

- The results of our research into how Glean affects grades - How picking the right note taking support can help students stay in college - How Glean for Education is helping students and departments achieve their goals - A full demo of the Glean note taking tool

Plus, we’ll hear from students about their experience using Glean.

Keypoints

  1. Disability services can play a critical role in boosting retention
  2. Picking the right note taking tool for a student can help improve their grades and education experience
  3. Results of our research into how Glean affects grades

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Research, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning

Speaker Bio(s)

Paddy Heaton

Paddy Heaton is the Event & Community lead at Glean. He hosts the Note Taking Support Network - a 1000-person strong community of disability services professionals who discuss how to support students with note taking accommodations. He has previously spoken at conferences including AHEAD, CAST, and CSUN.

Handout(s)

AHG 2022 - How the right note taking support tool can boost student success & retention