About Online Retention…

Posted: 21/01/2016 by broadyesl in digital learning, online learning and teaching, Uncategorized

What do we know about first time online students?  Read “5 important revelations from first year online learners” at http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/first-online-learners-893/2/ to learn more

Excerpt:

The report’s authors concluded that distance providers and prospective students alike need to work together to design what is achievable in a way that is not just a “crude calculation of hours available, predicated on the ill-informed assumption that distance learning is a ‘lone wolf’ experience offering more flexibility than on-campus learning.”

Instead, courses need to be designed to complement busy lives, and support services need to adequately help them survive beyond the first few weeks in an “environment that is most likely starkly different than that of a campus learner.”

For much more in-depth information, including profiles of each student and methodology, read the full report, “Stories from Students in their First Semester of Distance Learning.”

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