Do you have the content, academic approach, and support services to ensure enrollment, maintain engagement, and deliver a high-quality learning experience 100% online or in a hybrid/blended modality?
Many institutions launched emergency remote learning to manage through the early days of theCOVID-19 pandemic. All institutions now realize this stop-gap solution will not satisfy the long-term demands of students, parents, accreditors, and the U.S. Department of Education as they seek to re-open. What can you do now to ensure a high quality online or hybrid/blended teaching and learning experience?
The Four Pillars of Transitioning to Quality Online Education
Helix Education has powered quality online educational experiences for thousands of students over 30+ years. We’ve established four essential pillars of online learning upon which you should build your plan of attack.
Drawing on our extensive experience, we have assembled a collection of resources that each role at your institution can use to accelerate your transition. Within each pillar, you’ll find:
so you can scale online solutions for your institution.
that prioritize your institution’s greatest needs.
that help you develop and implement best practices.
Benchmarks + KPIs
that measure your success.
Professional development + training
to learn creative solutions to challenges.
Institutional Online Readiness
Ideal Audiences: Presidents, Senior Leadership/Cabinet Members, Deans, Faculty, Instructional Designers and Technologist
Assessing your institution’s readiness to transition online is a critical first step. This collection of assets is designed to help you:
- Prioritize your efforts on where you need the most help
- Prevent unnecessary frustration or time/resource waste
The Online Teaching + Learning Experience
Ideal Audiences: Presidents, Provosts, Deans, Faculty, Academic Advising, IT, Instructional Designers and Technologist and Student Support Roles
Maintaining your academic standards and delivering quality outcomes for students is paramount. Our hope is that what we’ve included here helps you:
- Align course content with online best practices
- Address accessibility and other challenges heightened by moving online
Online Student Experience + Engagement
Ideal Audiences: Presidents, Provosts, VPs, Student Services Staff, Financial Aid + Business Office, Advising, Career Services and Enrollment Management
Connecting with students at every stage of their journey takes on added meaning during this time. As you review these tools, you can more confidently:
- Establish or fortify your coaching framework
- Instill a sense of school pride, even while physically apart
Student + Parent Expectation Management
Ideal Audiences: Presidents, Senior Leadership/Cabinet Members, VPs, Deans, Enrollment Management, Student Support Services and Athletics
Students and their parents need assurances that you’ll deliver on the experience that attracted them to your school. Use these resources to:
- Streamline student preparation and orientation for a smooth start
- Provide hope and a pathway to students with critical needs
Hear From Our Experts with In-Depth Webinars
Student + Parent Expectation Management—Students Tell All
This webinar features four college students from institutions across the country sharing their personal stories on the impact COVID-19 has had on their college experience. Student panelists include:
- Greg Shagen, Senior, University of Utah
- Payton Camilli, Junior, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Joey Lukrich, Sophomore, Drake University
- Cameron “Cami” Burke, Freshman, Boston College
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
Become Certified in Online Learning
Need a comprehensive solution for your institution?
This National Institute of Online Learning certificate, powered by MindEdge, combines five courses to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the simulations, tools, and techniques that can transform your online course content.
In addition to earning IACET CEU credit, you will also receive a Mozilla Open Badge for Online Learning.
Gain Expertise in Key Areas
Take key subjects on one at a time. Learners who successfully complete these courses will receive a Mozilla Open Badge and IACET CEU credit.
Introduction to Online Learning
An excellent primer on the fundamental models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning.
Examine how narrative case studies and role-playing can facilitate “learning by doing” in the online space.
Online Learning Accessibility
Measure your institution’s ability to accommodate students with disabilities that may be magnified by learning online.
Faculty can still deliver quality lessons and assist struggling learners in an online setting. Here’s how.
The Technology of Online Learning
Online instruction brings with it a specialized vocabulary. Consider this your invaluable glossary to these terms.
About Helix Education + National Institute of Online Learning
Helix Education provides colleges and universities a comprehensive suite of technology and services to power enrollment growth. With offices in Denver, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City, Helix has successfully helped institutions find, enroll, retain, teach and graduate post-traditional learners for more than 30 years.
The National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) is a division of MindEdge, a web-based learning house based in Massachusetts. Since its founding by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, it has fulfilled its mission of improving the way the world learns by serving some two million learners. Among its offerings are credits from such institutions as SHRM, IACET, CompTIA, OMCP, and many more.