Online Learning Update

January 22, 2015

Creating a Sense of Connection: Online Education in the Modern Era

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

By Angie Besendorfer, Evolllution

Creating significant connections between students, faculty and staff helps to forge a connection between learners and their online institution, supporting retention and completion. Anyone going back to college will have myriad options, and one of the first choices a new student has to make is between an online program and a classroom experience. The requirement to attend a class at a certain time every week becomes unworkable once you add the demands of a job, children or a spouse. The limits of the traditional approach are leading more students than ever to choose online learning that fits their busy lives. Online learning also has its own drawbacks, such as the potential to feel isolated as a student. One university has found ways to create community among students from all walks of life by connecting them with faculty, fellow students and alumni.

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