One of the disadvantages of online courses is that it is easier to quit compared to attending a face-to-face class. It’s also easy to start an online course since all you need is a computer and a stable internet connection.
However, by not logging in, one can stop completing the course, and this may be due to a variety of factors. In order to avoid this from happening in the future, here are some ways you can follow to increase the completion rates of online courses:
Setting Deadlines For Completion
Deadlines help in molding the expectation of the learner. If there are no clear deadlines set, one can conclude that the course has no concrete goals.
Breaking Larger Courses Into Smaller Ones
Breaking a course, in which it is too broad and the majority of the content might be really significant in the future, into smaller courses can provide more allowance for understanding, practice, and retention of the topics.
Setting a Block Time Schedule
There can be times when a learner is free all day, yet the online class is just an hour according to schedule. However, by having block time in the course calendar, a number of related topics can be discussed fully since there is more time for the learner to concentrate and perform.
Providing Clear Motivations
In every topic of the course, the purpose of learning such must be stated clearly at first. That will be the learner’s true motivation why such a topic should be undergone.
Now that things are online, even an introvert has no issues in voicing out concerns. If an instructor is not open to communication or the learner is not reaching out, then that can be a motivation for the learner to quit.
Rewarding and Recognizing
Incentives may be limited, but they can boost the morale of a hardworking learner.
Following Up Incompletion
As an instructor, following up can help in understanding the situation of the learner. With such an act, clear solutions can be provided in order to help the individual complete the course.