I believe the root cause of the high attrition rate in MOOC’s is somewhat similar to attrition rates at colleges and universities. Since MOOC’s (not for credit) are free and anyone can register, there are a greater number of people enrolling. It would be interesting to see the statistics on the ratio of people registering in MOOC;s versus online courses. Currently, MOOC’s are one of the buzz words and large providers are receiving millions of dollars in funding. A recent article in the Harvard Magazine discusses their approach and some of the changes, http://harvardmagazine.com/2014/09/online-evolution.
In my opinion, the focus of online should be to integrate resources that use all five senses to help learners of all types. That is once of the benefits of an online platform (LMS). But we seem to be focusing on entertaining students. The courses should also be designed to be interactive and engaging not just a repository to upload a bunch of documents.
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It is rightly remarked that change is the only constant in life. Constant innovations in technology ensure that eLearning remains contemporary to the ever-evolving needs of learners and organizations. Let us now look at some of the latest trends in eLearning that help you not only impart highly effective training to your people, but also widen your customer base. Let us see more about these developments in the world of eLearning.
Thus, these developments help you train your people better and reach out to new customers. Hope you find this post useful.
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Beulah Heights University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, implements Edvance360 LMS-SN™, migrating away from Blackboard™. Beulah Heights University currently uses Edvance360 for their online courses, on-campus traditional courses, and satellite campuses in Columbus, GA; Virginia, Belgium, the Congo, and South Korea.
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