Higher ed institutions are applying a cinematic engagement model with broadcast quality standards to the distance learning experience to capture student attention.
Many have spoken positively about the next generation of learning technologies, but there is reason for apprehension. While the enthusiasm of those joining the move to digital assets is encouraging, there is a certain amount of naiveté that comes with it. As a result, when people advocate for certain digital initiatives, it causes some to question what could go wrong.
Like their peers on campus, students enrolled in online programs benefit when they feel included in a community. Colleges cater to this population by offering in-person special events and extended office hours.
Creating an online community that mirrors a school’s physical campus is another way to retain online students.
This can be achieved by digitizing freshman orientation, mental health counseling, and career and résumé services.
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?