With today’s digital learning programs, data is imperative to understanding the efficacy of your program and how it’s performing. Specifically, data can reveal the areas where your learners are succeeding, where they might be failing, what content they are engaging with, and what content isn’t resonating well. Here are some of the most powerful metrics your education program should be reporting to you.
Chicago International Charter School (CICS) Irving Park students needed help. One teacher reported that 25 to 30% of her students were struggling academically. Another teacher said she spent hours each night trying to plan lessons that would appeal to all of her seventh grade students, attempting to split the middle between students who had adequate knowledge to pass the course and others who would be left behind.
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Each year, millions of students worldwide prepare to take one of the biggest tests of their lives: a higher education admissions exam. Depending on the country and university, an admissions exam can be a prerequisite for attending college, graduating from high school, or receiving academic scholarships. Traditionally, students have spent hours poring over prep books or cramming with a tutor – but now admissions prep is going digital.
It’s becoming crucial for organizations to understand how continuing education programs present a win-win opportunity for both employees and employers. While the pressures of daily business activities can often overshadow learning program initiatives, an investment in employee development can not only differentiate your culture from the next company, but also impact long-term employee engagement and results.
As organizations take the leap in migrating their training or learning programs from instructor-led to online, they often face the difficult decision of how to make the transition. The question of whether to allocate budget and resources to develop in-house technology (build) or to outsource the work (buy) to a partner who can package, deliver, and manage content for online users is common.
School is out for summer. For high school graduates, the question of whether or not to continue on with higher education or to enter the workforce is becoming an increasingly prevalent decision. Today’s strong and appealing job market offers more technical, skills-based jobs than ever, giving young adults reason to wonder if college is worth the money. New data from the federal government shows that college completion rates are falling due to high costs, part-time programs, and certificate-granting programs.