Students wanting to study need the kit and the place – this is rarely at home.

We need to open libraries, keep school LRCs and Learning Zones open. And if needs be open unused Town Halls and other spaces that have reliable broadband and can be set up as supervised, safe and quite places to study. I work in FE and HE as a learning technologist which puts me in the … Continue reading Students wanting to study need the kit and the place – this is rarely at home.

Five Reasons people don’t complete their course – from the wonderful Xina Gooding Broderick

 Xina Gooding Broderick > http://bit.ly/391ZVFs. “You didn’t set aside sufficient time to complete your course”. The answer she says is to create a timetable and don’t be too harsh on yourself. If you have to, change the times.“You didn’t realise it would be as challenging as it is”. Here she refers to Barbara Oakley and … Continue reading Five Reasons people don’t complete their course – from the wonderful Xina Gooding Broderick

How to improve retention – scaffolding, mentors, interaction and community

Fig.1. For online learning to work you need scaffolding - Drawing by Simon Fieldhouse Levels of interaction and support Drop out rates from 20-50% for online courses ... more than for traditional courses. A full breakdown of the figures, how prepared, representing which institutions and student groups would be helpful. Anyone can use a statistic if … Continue reading How to improve retention – scaffolding, mentors, interaction and community