Study: Online Students Want Interaction, Community
By Rhea Kelly 06/21/17
a new report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research. For the sixth annual “Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” report, researchers polled 1,500 students who are “seriously considering, currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a fully online program”
a number of recommendations for helping online programs attract students, including:
- Cater to students’ career goals. “Since online students are so career focused, understanding which programs will best educate students for the job market is critical to online program success,” the researchers noted;
- Make sure admissions offices provide fast responses to online students, as well as upfront figures on financial aid and transfer credits; and
- Adapt online access to accommodate mobile technology.
more on online students in this IMS blog