Student Engagement

The Cost of Student Disengagement

It is alarming that disengaged students represent approximately 18% of postsecondary students. Simply put, disengaged students are less motivated to improve their educational outcomes, and they place less emphasis on their education. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that disengaged students have the poorest educational outcomes, which are costly to the student, the institution, and society. Read more about The Cost of Student Disengagement

How to Identify and Prevent Dropout

Early identification of risk factors that could cause a student to drop out can make a major difference in that student’s educational outcomes. Learn how to identify the potential risks and what you can do to prevent dropout.

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What is Student Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

“Student engagement” is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. Let’s take a look at what it means for you.

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Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

With enrollment in higher education down, it is now more important than ever that we do everything possible to bring in student candidates that have the best opportunities to succeed and stay through completion. This starts with the student admissions process.

First, we need to start by testing every student applicant. This means making sure you’re asking the right questions, like: Read more about Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

3 Ways to Keep Students Motivated During the Holidays

As unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are upon us (is summer really over?!) and that means keeping your students engaged is going to become a struggle. In between family gatherings, vacations, breaks from school and playing with all those cool new gadgets, school will slowly get relegated to the back of many students’ minds. However, it is important to make sure they finish the semester strong and don’t get off track. 

Here are 3 ways you can keep your students motivated: Read more about 3 Ways to Keep Students Motivated During the Holidays

Online Education: More Cost Efficient?

I can’t seem to put down the topic of online education. It’s growing by leaps and bounds, but public perception (and even the opinions of those in education) is mixed.

In an earlier post I discussed an online education study conducted by Ithaka S+R. I talked about the results surrounding specific learning outcomes and the attitudes of the students towards online learning vs. traditional education.

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4 Reasons to Use Social Media in Your Adult Ed Program

Social media is here to stay. Learn how you can implement it in your adult education program to help improve student engagement. 

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3 Characteristics of Engaged Students

Do you know what types of students you should be enrolling to ensure the best outcomes? Watch this short video to learn about three student characteristics that drive engagement.

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Teaching Strategies for Reluctant Learners

How do you get through to students who are reluctant to learn? Here are some strategies that can help you teach them more effectively.

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Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

We have been talking a lot about a study Wonderlic and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) recently conducted  to determine what factors influence student engagement. To a large extent, student engagement occurs when students make a significant, psychological investment in their learning. Student engagement is affected by school resources and student characteristics. Read more about Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

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