How Hawaii Medical College Improved Asynchronous Last Day of Attendance Determination Using CourseKey

Hawaii Medical College improved asynchronous LDA determination and gave each instructor three hours back per week using CourseKey’s asynchronous attendance solution.  Hawaii Medical College (HMC) is an allied health school located in Honolulu, Hawaii, training students online and on ground in medical assisting, medical billing, and more. The Problem: LDA Determination in Asynchronous Courses In… Continue reading How Hawaii Medical College Improved Asynchronous Last Day of Attendance Determination Using CourseKey

How Career Institutes Can View Last Day Attended Daily In Asynchronous Learning

With attendance software for asynchronous learning, career colleges with clock-to-credit hour hybrid programs and credit hour asynchronous courses can automate attendance and view updated last day attended daily. When COVID-19 forced a rapid transition to remote learning, career institutes went above and beyond to continue educating students with limited guidance from accreditors and the Department… Continue reading How Career Institutes Can View Last Day Attended Daily In Asynchronous Learning

The Importance of Documenting Student Interaction in Distance Learning Courses for Career Institutes

New Department of Education regulations coming into effect on July 1 define regular and substantive interaction and academic engagement in distance learning courses. Documenting student interaction will help career-focused institutes stay compliant and create a strong audit trail.  On July 1, regulation changes for career institutes go into effect, including an updated definition of distance… Continue reading The Importance of Documenting Student Interaction in Distance Learning Courses for Career Institutes

Distance learning compliance changes are coming on July 1. Is your career institute ready?

The Department of Education issued new distance learning compliance regulations for career colleges defining regular and substantive interaction, academic engagement, and clock hours in online courses. In September 2020, the U.S. Department of Education updated Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, revising distance learning requirements for career colleges effective July 1, 2021.  While… Continue reading Distance learning compliance changes are coming on July 1. Is your career institute ready?

How Career Colleges Can Track Attendance Across Different Learning Environments

The best attendance technology for on-site courses, externships, online learning, and more.    The scene is iconic for a reason. Anyone who has sat through a roll call knows it’s a dull, time-consuming way to begin class. For career colleges, however, taking attendance is no joke—funding and compliance depend on it.  Attendance data, traditionally collected… Continue reading How Career Colleges Can Track Attendance Across Different Learning Environments

Five Tips To Gain Approval For Continued Distance & Blended Learning in Vocational Schools

Blended and distance learning programs helped vocational schools train essential workers throughout the pandemic, now many are looking to continue these programs. When the pandemic first hit the U.S., many career education institutions were granted temporary approval to offer emergency distance learning and blended (a.k.a hybrid) learning courses. Now, almost a full year later, many… Continue reading Five Tips To Gain Approval For Continued Distance & Blended Learning in Vocational Schools

4 Ways To Increase Engagement Online In 2021

Increasing online student engagement is going to be a top priority for all schools with blended or online learning programs.  While engagement is typically seen as volunteering during class, it’s really made up of a few different components: communication, participation, and interaction. Fortunately, there are tools and methods that schools offering online courses can use… Continue reading 4 Ways To Increase Engagement Online In 2021

How One School Transitioned To Distance Learning Pain-Free

Friday the 13th. That’s the date in March of 2020 that SFIEC completed their transition to CourseKey for attendance collection in their on-ground programs. But just two days earlier, the COVID-19 outbreak was classified as a global pandemic, leading to a widespread shutdown of schools with on-ground programs. In response, schools scrambled to find ways… Continue reading How One School Transitioned To Distance Learning Pain-Free

Two Easy Ways To Improve Student Satisfaction In Online Courses

With distance learning becoming increasingly common, improving satisfaction in online courses is critical for student success.   Digital Promise, in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere and Tyton Partners, recently released the results of a new survey about students’ reactions and feedback to the move to online education following the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.… Continue reading Two Easy Ways To Improve Student Satisfaction In Online Courses

How To Ensure Online Courses Run According To Policy

Administrators put extensive policies in place to ensure online course compliance but can be difficult to ensure instructors follow those policies. Online teaching tools grant administrators insight into online courses to ensure they’re running according to policy.  Schools without insight into how their courses are being run are at risk of providing an inconsistent academic… Continue reading How To Ensure Online Courses Run According To Policy