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…

research

Hybrid Flexible or Hy-Flex. There Is An Instructional Model For Pandemic Times.

An instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide how to participate. Hybrid Flexible, Hy-Flex, Or Hybrid Streaming, this course model’s flexibility demonstrates a commitment to student success, and that flexibility can also enable institutions to maintain…

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…

Game Based Learning

Why You Should Use Game-Based Learning to Increase Student Success in the Online Learning Environment

Game-based learning (GBL) is the future of education. E-learning gamification revenue could reach $2,309 million in 2017 [1], and more games developers are creating educational games for multiple platforms. Research shows that games boost retention, increase engagement and promote academic success. If you are looking for new ways to teach your students, here’s why you…

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…

Soft Skills

Do Current College Programs Really Prepare Students with Soft Skills Needed for Future Employment?

More colleges and universities are adopting a competency-based approach to education, which lets students learn topics at their own pace. This learning method has several limitations. While competency-based education prepares students for their future careers, many of these courses don’t teach essential soft skills like communication and time management. Here’s why you should incorporate soft…

Online Student Success

5 Tips for Online Student Success (increase student persistence with engaging content)

With the start of a new school year, students are heading back to campus and digital campuses to embark on the next chapter of learning. Online learning comes with many challenges, which are vastly different from those experienced in the traditional classroom. Use these tips to help students be successful in their eLearning courses, and…

Workforce ready students

Effective Ways Digital Tools Prepare Students for the Workforce

Tech-savvy smarts are essential for success in modern job industries. Workplaces are looking for applicants who can keep up with technology as it changes. Students need digital literacy when they begin their careers. Skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and collaboration are also necessary to succeed in the workplace. Tech savviness can help…