Microlearning Student Retention Recap

In this microlearning course, we learned how engaging students in the learning process can lead to increased achievement and better outcomes.

In addition, building positive student-faculty engagement is crucial to creating a safe and organized classroom environment that fosters a sense of belonging and purpose. This includes using a variety of assessment instruments, interacting with students, understanding each student’s challenges and potential, and providing appropriate guidance and training to at-risk students.

To create a community of engaged learners, it’s essential to make connections with students, be enthusiastic and passionate about the content, build trust, model empathy, kindness, and compassion, empower students through their strengths, consider how students best learned, expect a growth mindset, and welcome mistakes as part of the learning process.

To develop a vibrant and productive course, professors should focus on building student engagement from the start. This can be achieved through specific learning outcomes that are clearly stated in the syllabus and related to the assignments and grading metrics. Describing the class format and expected student behavior, including professionalism, can also set a tone of engagement and excellence. These suggestions aim to encourage active participation from students in their own learning, but classroom management strategies should be tailored to the course and the professor’s teaching style.

Overall, using student engagement strategies can help instructors create a more productive and memorable course while developing important skills such as collaboration and communication that can’t be learned from a textbook alone.


For additional information about student retention, insidehighered.com


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