Ensure enrollment and maintain engagement by transitioning to 100% online in 3 months.
Many students have been forgiving of our emergency learning continuity plans in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But come Fall, many students won’t continue to pay a premium price point for an underwhelming experience.
So how can you move from emergency remote teaching to high-quality online education and effectively retain those students you worked so hard to enroll?
At Helix Education, in partnership with the National Institute of Online Learning and MindEdge, we have assembled a collection of online learning best practice resources and operational guides to empower colleges and universities to build out high-quality online education capacity aligned with the following four pillars:
The Four Pillars of Transitioning to Quality Online Education
We’ve distilled our decades of experience with online learning into these four pillars, each one replete with resources, rubrics, templates, and more that drive our daily work—and that we hope will help you achieve your transition goals.
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
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Certificate in Online Learning
Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education.
Introduction to Online Learning
Learners who are engaging in online coursework have high expectations for their learning experience. And many institutions try to develop online coursework as a way to reduce cost and control the content of the training...
Storytelling and the use of narrative case studies can be a highly effective way to teach. Often, we learn best by doing, and in the context of online learning, “doing” often means utilizing case study and role-playing methods.
Online Learning Accessibility
In developing any online learning material, federal regulations require adherence to specific accessibility standards. Students with disabilities must be given equal access to learn the content.