Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners. Despite the instructional designer’s use of cutting-edge technology and well-researched content, some students may still find it hard to comprehend or retain course material — and that can cause them to quit eLearning altogether.
Because of this functional challenge, it is crucial for online course creators to find ways to improve student retention and reduce attrition. Let’s take a look at some simple strategies that instructional designers can implement when developing and reviewing course content to ensure students don’t hit roadblocks that drive them away.