Culturally diverse online learners have unique needs that should be addressed by both institutions and instructors to aid in their success and help minimize high attrition rates associated with online learning.  

Outcomes: Participants will learn about 1) elements of culturally responsive teaching in online learning environments with adult learners, 2) strategies to aid in humanizing the learning environment, 3) how effective and powerful instructor’s presence  and effective communication is to the success of culturally diverse learners. Participants will leave the session with strategies to help minimize high attrition rate of culturally diverse learners.