In this episode of Lecture Breakers, a podcast devoted to helping educators teach in more engaging ways, Holly Owens shares 5 ways to help students succeed in online courses. Holly discusses course design strategies to increase student engagement and ways to leverage technology tools to improve learning.
Online courses are growing in popularity as they help even people with full-time jobs and children earn a university degree or a training certificate. From flexibility and affordability to interesting content and engaging tutors, web-based learning offers numerous benefits that traditional schools can’t deliver. Due to that, online courses are becoming a key component of the modern education system.
Long gone are the days when traditional learning was popular among students. With the rise of modern technologies, people believe that learning online can give many benefits, so it’s no wonder this type of learning is taking the world by storm. Not only can it save 40-60% more time, but it can also increase knowledge retention. Check out this article by guest blogger Hugh Beaulac to find out more.
Mastering virtual communication is really essential to running a successful online course. Did you know that one of the biggest challenges to online courses is student engagement? Mobile messaging through apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack and SMS messaging can create those important connections and ensure a better learner experience. Check out this great article by guest blogger Anastasia Sviridenko for more information.
Does social media have the power to improve virtual education? Can it solve most of the problems both online educators as well as online students strive to overcome each and every day? Would incorporating it into virtual teaching and learning make a difference? Check out this great article by guest blogger Emily Johnson for more information.