Blackboard Tip: Increasing Student Engagement Through Personalized Learning
The Glossary of Education Reform defines student engagement as:
the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their learning
If the above is true, then there are many ways an online instructor can impact the attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion of students.
This month's tip, which can be viewed at the SHSU Online blog via the link below, deals with how personalizing an online course can increase student engagement. When an online instructor and students can invest more of themselves in an online course, the satisfaction levels reported by those same students will go up.
Online course personalization can be broken into five areas:
- Placing Yourself in the Course
- Allowing Students to Place Themselves in the Course
- Allowing Students to Personalize Their Learning
- Feedback Early, Feedback Often
- Personalization Without Confusion