How to Increase Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

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How to Increase Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

Conference 21.9

Presented by

Jarrad Merlo

E2 Language

NEAS’ Health Check conducted during the onset of the COVID19 pandemic revealed low levels of student motivation towards online learning. Little wonder considering the ‘rapid shift’ most schools made. But it cannot stay this way. Student engagement in online learning environments is a persistent and complicated issue whose solution involves a variety of pedagogic and technological considerations. In this session, Jarrad Merlo, Director of Teaching and Learning at E2Language – the world’s most popular B2C test preparation platform – unpacks proven strategies to increase and maintain your students’ motivation to continue to study online (and even enjoy it!). These strategies involve interrelated key factors including course structures, process flows, instructional design, presentation skills, learner data and more. This presentation will be helpful to administrators, teachers and/or learning designers who want to improve their students’ online learning experiences.

Presenter Bio

Jarrad Merlo is co-founder and director of teaching and learning at E2Language, NEAS’ first “quality assured” online English language school. E2Language is a purpose-built website for IELTS, PTE-A, TOEFL and OET preparation that includes self-study courses, 1:1 online tutorials, live group classes and various assessments. It registers around 1,500 new users every day. Jarrad is also extremely knowledgeable about new media; his YouTube videos, for example, have been viewed tens of millions of times and his channels have half a million loyal subscribers. Evidently, Jarrad has considerable expertise in how to build and market online language learning courses and how to teach English online.

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