How to Improve Online Student Engagement

Providing hints, examples, and more, feedback can encourage students to engage.
Data on student engagement, showing how students progressed by each variant, taken from our support of the MFin programme at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). To learn more about our support of CJBS, please click here.

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  2. Sharma, Nitin. (2023). Top 8 Strategies for Student Engagement in Online Learning. Hurix Digital, https://www.hurix.com/top-strategies-for-student-engagement-in-online-learning/. ↩︎
  3. Croxton, Rebecca. (2014). The Role of Interactivity in Student Satisfaction and Persistence in Online Learning. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 2, https://jolt.merlot.org/vol10no2/croxton_0614.pdf. ↩︎
  4. Tarigan, Wenny & Sipahutar, Herbert & Harahap, Fauziyah. (2023). The impact of an interactive digital learning module on students’ academic performance and memory retention. Computers and Children. 2. em004. 10.29333/cac/13654. ↩︎
  5. Ibid. ↩︎
  6. Garrels, Veerle, Zemliansky, Pavel. (2022). Improving Student Engagement in Online Courses through Interactive and User-Centered Course Design: Practical Strategies. In Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 112-122, https://doi.org/10.18261/njdl.17.2.3. ↩︎
  7. Blythe, S. (2001). Designing online courses: User-centered practices. Computers and Composition, 18(4), 329-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/S8755-4615(01)00066-4. ↩︎
  8. Dixson, Marcia D. (2015). Measuring Student Engagement in the Online Course: The Online Student Engagement Scale (OSE). In Online Learning, Vol. 19, Issue 4, https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1079585.pdf. ↩︎
  9. Garrels, Veerle, Zemliansky, Pavel. (2022). Improving Student Engagement in Online Courses through Interactive and User-Centered Course Design: Practical Strategies. In Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 112-122, https://doi.org/10.18261/njdl.17.2.3. ↩︎
  10. Kahu, Ella R., Picton, Catherine, Nelson, Karen. (2019). Pathways to Engagement: A Longitudinal Study of the First YEar Student Experience in the Educational Interface, doi: 10.1007/s10734-019-00429-w. ↩︎

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