Missed opportunity: Improving student engagement with data

Missed opportunity: Improving student engagement with data

Topic
#online courses
Publish Date
Jul 24, 2021
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Before stumbling upon the life-changing magic of CBCs, I took a lot of self-paced courses.
And it often went like this: Start the course super energized, get stuck, never come back to it.
From the course creator's perspective, the LMS must have clearly shown where I stopped the course. Yet, nobody ever checked in with me to help me along.
Even in CBCs, students get stuck and fall off the wagon all the time.
But there's still no easy way for course creators and their teams to know who needs help (unless that person asks directly).
You can get a sense of who is consistently attending the live sessions and is very active in the community. That also means that the focus tends to shift to the students you see all the time and "forget" about those who don't show up.
The frustrating thing is: The data exists...but it isn't as easily accessible and usable as in a self-paced course.
Take community platform Circle, for example. I can download a list of people who've been inactive in the last 30 days.
But 30 days is way too long. I'd want to know who hasn't engaged at all in the last week.
I also want to track who attended the live sessions and who didn't. Yet, Zoom doesn't make that simple.
By tracking multiple engagement metrics, we could identify students who may need help and proactively reach out.
Because we want to let them know that they're not alone and we got their back.
Whenever I've done that manually, students appreciated the check-in and an opportunity to share their challenges.
So, what's the solution? A tool to consolidate the data and make it useable!
I know that Virtually is on the right way to solve this problem. Do you know any other solutions?
 
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