Online Learning Update

August 5, 2020

New Questions in the Wake of COVID-19: Insights from an ELI Analytics Roundtable

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

Kate Valenti and Linda Feng, EDUCAUSE Review

Pre-pandemic measurements of student engagement would have drawn from in-person observation as well as metrics from the student’s digital ecosystem, such as number of LMS logins. Now, institutions must learn how to measure the active interest and motivation of their students and assess learning progress in a fully online interaction, with the added challenge that every single student has a valid reason to be distracted or “disengaged.” Discussion during the ELI session drew out several implications of the move to online interaction, both in the early stages of the crisis and now as we all plan for the fall semester.

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