Engaging or Distracting?

“Forward thinking colleges and universities that take a mobile approach when it comes to increasing engagement through apps will be ahead of the curve”.

edtechdigest.com

Lowering millennial dropout rates with mobile technology.

GUEST COLUMN | by Danial Jameel

CREDIT OOHLALADropout rates among college students remain high, and approximately 21 percent of students at public institutions fail to graduate. However, grades and tough class schedules are not the only reason students are leaving college without a degree. Institutions are increasingly finding that engagement is a common factor that affects student retention.

As a consequence, colleges and universities are working feverishly to engage students and turning to mobile technology, specifically apps, to do so. But as the edtech market continues to boom, are these tools engaging students in the right ways or are they just a distraction?

Forward thinking colleges and universities that take a mobile approach when it comes to increasing engagement through apps will be ahead of the curve.

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