Online Learning Update

October 26, 2019

Keeping Learners Motivated in Online Courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Grace D’Monte, ATD

Many working adults sign up for online courses to build their skills in their current profession or develop skills for a new profession they wish to pursue. These learners might already be working full-time jobs, so online courses for professional development are usually designed with flexible timing; however, learners face challenges beyond time restraints. The two main challenges that this group faces are feeling isolated due to limited contact with other learners and instructors and feeling detached from the lesson. These challenges often cause learners to feel frustrated and demotivated and may lead them to drop out of a course. So, how can designers of online courses address these issues?

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