Decrease Student Dropout Rate with Interactive Learning
One of the main challenges facing the eLearning industry is the increasing student dropout rate. It is an ongoing challenge to keep learners continuously engaged as well as motivated to complete a course.
There are many strategies to motivate and engage learners. For instance, you can
integrate gamification into courses,
make courses more relevant to learners,
incorporate various teaching styles to appeal to learners with different needs,
provide learner-friendly instructional design, or
encourage learners with engaging elements.
These approaches can greatly influence the ways in which learners engage with your content. By changing the way your content is delivered to users, you can significantly reduce the student dropout rate. However, implementing these strategies takes time if you do not have an expert managing the process for you.
MPS provides an array of services, such as content authoring, instructional design, publishing solutions, accessibility solutions, and interactive systems for eLearning, to give publishers organizational support to revamp their courses efficiently and effectively.
Unique Needs of Users
It is important for publishers to understand the unique needs of their users. For instance, consider the user who is undertaking an online course after a long day at work and hits a bottleneck with a particular module. The user is likely to either stop engaging with the course altogether or look up an introductory email that you provided in case the user has any questions. When the user sends an email to you and gets a solution to the problem, he or she can resume the coursework. This type of continuous support is one of the ways you can motivate students to continue engaging with your content.
By encouraging contact with the user, you create a motivated student who feels helped and heard. Online learners appreciate the ability to contact a support team for any query. Designing online coursework is easy, but managing it while providing continuous support to the users is the key to ensuring they stay engaged. When users know they can seek help when they get stuck, the chance they will drop out lessens significantly.