The Role of Community in Learning Online w/ Alberto Arenaza (Co-founder of Transcend Network)

Recently, Alberto Arenaza and I had an in-depth conversation about the transformation we're seeing in higher education and remote learning. A big focus for the conversation was about the role of community in online learning environments. Transcend Network: https://www.transcend-network.com/ Virtually: https://tryvirtually.com/ Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

You've might have seen some studies or heard of statistics that talk about how low course completion rates are...
It's true the average online course has a 6% completion rate; however, a recently implemented technique in the online learning space is flipping on the model on its head. 

With this simple mechanism, online course completion rates can skyrocket to over 90%. 

What is this new mechanism? Well, it's actually not new. It's old as civilization:

Community.

Nothing is more important to keep students engaged with course material than learning along-side individuals in a similar stage to themselves. 

This simple ingredient has been instrumental in making learning online actually viable for life-changing career education. 
And it's not just completion rate, every other metric goes haywire if you can successfully integrate community into your online course: engagement, comprehension, etc...

Recently, Alberto Arenaza and I had an in-depth conversation about the transformation we're seeing in higher education and remote learning. 

A big focus of the conversation was about the role of community in online learning environments.