Solving Online Student Retention

Tuesday, February 04 | 3:45PM–4:30PM | Magnolia
Session Type: Professional Development
Does your current online learning program leave students isolated, with no sense of peer group or inspiration to overcome difficulties? What causes classes to go from tens of thousands of enrollees to only hundreds of completions? Learn how Shindig solves the online student retention quandary through robust instructor-to-student and student-to-student interactivity, video chat discussion groups, and other engaging ways of building student body cohesion around your online curriculum. Explore the latest techniques that move from massive to meaningful in online education.

OUTCOMES: Understand that peer-to-peer interaction is essential for student body retention and cohesion * Understand that discussion groups can and should be an essential part of online instruction * Discover that flipped online MOOCS, where both an asynchronous MOOC component and a live synchronous instructor-led discussion done entirely online, are now possible