4th New Directions in Online Learning
Date(s) - 13/04/2015 - 15/04/2015
2015 Theme: Raising the Bar on Student Success
Driving Enrollments, Increasing Engagement and Improving Retention in Your Online Degree Programs
Online degree and certification programs are defining the future of Higher Education: they are the largest source of university innovation evolving the way faculty teach, students learn and driving forward new frontiers in technology-enabled education.
Student expectations of the online experience are forcing institutions to consider the degree or certification journey more fully: from the first online search or click through ad to the application process, from the faculty selection and preparation to the course delivery models, from the technology platforms to the learning analytics that can provide feedback on different facets of student experience. The entire student lifecycle is increasingly rich with opportunities to increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and increase retention, all in an effort to improve student’s lives.
Savvy leaders must navigate many competing priorities, as they optimize their online learning environments for a student body that expects the latest in technology, high quality courses and close, collaborative contact with their faculty and peers. The challenges are huge, but progress is happening every day as innovators are finding new, exciting ways to deliver non-traditional and hybrid students to the future of learning. If smart, robust strategies are your priority, you won’t want to miss New Directions in Online Learning as we dissect the keys to success.