Credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing areas of online education, and the way course providers and developers are crafting those courses is changing quickly as well, an Education Week article reports.
“We continually try to figure out what will motivate the students,” said Gregory Marks, director of product development at Michigan Virtual, who was interviewed for the article. “Providing context is very important.”
Another key element of online credit-recovery courses allows students to receive rapid feedback. The feedback can come from an online teacher or from technology embedded in the program, Marks said.
That technology can also provide each student with an individualized experience, something experts say gives students a greater chance of passing a course they’ve failed before. The article also provides insights from Michigan Virtual instructional designer David Young. Young says that differentiation for each student is vital for success, particularly in credit recovery.
About Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.