Respectful relationships and interaction – both virtual and personal – are shown to improve student engagement. Today’s learners want to communicate constantly, to connect with experts and expertise, and to form stronger relationships with their teachers and their community. Moreover, they want an environment to support these connections.”
Institutions can engage in advising and student support relationships that facilitate meaningful goal setting and connect students to the information and services they need, at the time they need them, to keep them on track for graduation.
Making web-based services mobile friendly and reducing the isolation of online learners by incorporating some blended components or video conferencing have proven effective…”
California higher education regulatory policies now mandate that online students receive support services equitable to those provided to students taking on campus courses.
Institutions that can improve regular and substantive faculty interaction, while driving down costs and still allow for access to federal funding, will be massively successful.”
To assess the quality of education at an institution, we need good information about student engagement: the time and energy students devote to educationally sound activities inside and outside of the classroom
IPASS – Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success can improve retention by11.5% and graduation by 5%. iPASS technologies contribute by offering self-service access to resources, documenting and tracking students, and improving data analysis.
Product offerings in the planning and advising space can also serve as a central hub for connecting stakeholders, including students, to all the resources available to them.
“We have a higher education system that works fairly well for the traditional college student—the teenager who shows up on campus ready to dedicate the next four to six years of their lives to school. But a very, very large chunk of American undergraduates don’t fit that profile. They’re older, juggling classes and a job or family. Our education system isn’t built to cater to their needs, and its results are extremely wasteful.”