What are the biggest technology barriers for students in rural areas who want to pursue postsecondary education but can’t get to a campus? How can colleges break through those barriers?
While providing access to courses is essential to educating students in remote areas, helping them feel they are a part of the campus community is another key piece for retention and completion efforts.
What: A branded campus app used to connect students with courses and campus life
Where: Lindsey Wilson College, located on the southern tip of rural Appalachia, in Columbia, Kentucky
Train both students and faculty
Instagram’s strategy of copying most feature introduced by Snapchat has resulted in several schools pausing efforts with the latter and redirecting them to the former.
Here’s how four institutions are bridging the gap between their campuses and students based in rural areas.