Online Learning

Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation

Online learning has expanded due to the quarantine imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Online learning offers a new world of opportunities to those who want to learn something new, gain a credential, or finish that degree program. However, some online programs have demonstrated low completion rates, with as many as 95 percent leaving in the…

case study

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Making Individual Connections With Online Students

In the absence of meeting your students in a face to face course, how can instructors make individualized connections with their students in the online course environment? Since the pandemic, making individual connections has ben more important than ever.   Introduce yourself and demonstrate to the students that you have a passion for the subject…

Technology

What Is the Impact of Technology on Traditional Higher Education?

If you work in higher education or a related field you’ve almost certainly witnessed the impact of technology. In fact, technology has played a specific role in shifting learning models from instructor-focused to student-focused approaches. Several specific areas of technology are changing how students at the university level learn and interact both on and off…

Online Recruiting

5 Keys to Recruiting the Right Students for Your Online Learning Program

Today, online learning is becoming more popular than ever before, and rightfully so. Recent studies have shown that students engaged in e-learning learn five times more material than their peers, without increasing their training time. Despite its effectiveness, however, it can be difficult to figure out how to attract the right type of students to…

eLearning

Master Your e-Learning Curriculum with Three Evidence-Based Strategies

Online learning has evolved into the preferred delivery system for most working adults. For this reason, universities and colleges report e-learning programs are critical to their long-term strategy. Despite wide acceptance, however, online programs present challenges that impact student performance and retention rate. Evidence-based strategies offer valuable insights using online tools to increase student engagement…

Distance Learning

Why Must Distance Learning Be Incorporated Into the 2+2 Model?

Community colleges offer an alternative entry into higher education. Ideally, students will complete a two-year degree and advance to complete a bachelor’s degree. But, the ideal is not something you see on a regular basis. Community colleges have shockingly low retention rates and even lower transfer rates. Traditional education models haven’t bridged the gap between…