Online courses expand education in Montana

Missoulian | December 22, 2019

With the increasing popularity of dual enrollment in college courses for high schoolers, and the awareness that not all such courses are available equally across Montana, online offerings would seem an obvious solution. Students in both urban and rural areas may take online dual enrollment courses, which offer students the chance to earn college credit while still in high school. But those come with a set of challenges, some of which are unique to high schoolers. "If your first interaction with college coursework is an online course … it can sometimes create a bit of a shock for students, and in fact, it can produce an outcome that's not beneficial,” said Brock Tessman, deputy commissioner of academic, research and student affairs in the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE).

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Educators are increasingly using multiple systems to provide technologyenhanced learning experiences for students (e.g., LMS, eTextbooks, clickers, etc.). Each of these systems creates a data stream that describes user activity. When student engagement data from these systems is combined with conventional student demographic data from a Student Information System, it becomes possible to investigate complex trends in the relationship between student background and learning behaviors that can impact their outcomes. Better understanding these relationships enables institutions to take actions to help students, whether those are by changing student behaviors or revising the underlying learning experiences.

Spotlight

Educators are increasingly using multiple systems to provide technologyenhanced learning experiences for students (e.g., LMS, eTextbooks, clickers, etc.). Each of these systems creates a data stream that describes user activity. When student engagement data from these systems is combined with conventional student demographic data from a Student Information System, it becomes possible to investigate complex trends in the relationship between student background and learning behaviors that can impact their outcomes. Better understanding these relationships enables institutions to take actions to help students, whether those are by changing student behaviors or revising the underlying learning experiences.

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