Online learning has paved the way for the future of education. Years ago, most people couldn’t imagine attending school from the comforts of their homes and learning exclusively online.
Today, students can earn professional degrees without ever stepping foot in the classroom. They log into their classes by signing into an online learning system where they read materials, watch videos, interact with teachers and other students, upload assignments, and take assessments — and they can do it anywhere that has an Internet connection.
Internet education still has a few kinks, though. One of the biggest issues is the low completion rates of assignments and assessments, especially when compared with traditional classrooms.
This implies that many students enroll in courses, but fail to complete them entirely. Some students enroll but never attend class. Other students log in once or a few times but then drop out. And you also have students that start strong, but peter out toward the end of the class’s term.
If your school has issues with online assignment completion rates, you have options. Let’s take a look at a few tips you can use to increase your online completion rate. We’ll discuss various reasons why the rates are low, and look at what you can do to change it.
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Many students sign up for a course before they truly understand the requirements and course objectives. You can’t completely prevent this — after all, it’s the student’s responsibility to understand the class before enrolling — but you can do a few things to ensure students have the information they need to make an informed decision about enrolling.
These are just two simple and effective methods:
These two tips are just the start. Next, we’ll jump into what you can do to engage students in each class.
Bill Craig WebFX President
Students learn in a variety of ways. There are three main types of learners, but most people are actually a combination of these qualities. Still, understanding them can help you more effectively communicate in online courses.
Here’s a quick outline describing the different types of learners:
The biggest takeaway from these three learning styles is that none of them are text-only. Text is a great way to supplement information and explain it, but these three other learning styles are essential to informing your students.
Instead of only using text, you can use these other strategies to appeal to a diverse class of students.
With all of these strategies in use on your school’s website, you can more effectively engage your students and enjoy higher assignment, assessment, and class completion rates.
At WebFX, we have a full team of Internet marketers experts who know how to get the most out of your school’s online education program. We’ll use every tried-and-true method we have to improve the completion rate of your program, and we’ll try a few new strategies along the way to test what works. If you want your school’s online program to reach your students and educate them effectively, we know what to do!
Contact us today to set up an online learning strategy for your school today!