How Do You Measure The Effectiveness And Impact Of Your Open Course?

Uzity Open course evaluation blog

Easy tips to guide you measure the impact of the open course you have prepared for your students.

When developing an open course, trainers and course creators are likely to spend countless hours fine tuning the course to ensure that it is in sync with their training strategy and goals. After devoting those countless hours to developing a program it is essential to ensure that the course is really helping your students. One way to effectively do this is to measure your online training effectiveness.

Read on to know our tips that will effectively guide you to measure the effectiveness of your online course

 Are students enrolling for the course?

Consistent enrolment is one of the first indicators of a well-designed open course. If your students or target audience are not enrolling in your course, then either you have not been able to market your course well or either your enrolment process is too lengthy and complicated for your students to grasp.

 Are your students progressing through the modules?

A well designed course should be exciting as well as challenging to the students. It is then that students get encouraged to progress and complete the course. If you notice a large number of dropouts in your course, then you need to re-evaluate the usability, relevance and performance of the course content.

 Do Your Students Score Well In Their Assignments

Irrespective of whether the student is learning in an online or offline environment, assignments serve as a great tool to assess if the students are understanding the course and able to derive the best out of it. Multiple assignments spread throughout the timeline of the course, where your students score well allow you to measure the incremental progress towards the final learning goal. If you notice your students consistently performing badly in classroom assignments, you can counsel with them to know if they are simply not paying attention to the course or if they are unable to grasp the concepts being taught.

  Are your students giving you feedback after the end of the course?

Feedback is a vital part of online learning. Regular feedback will provide you with important details about the course content, assessments, and technology used to teach. It is important to collect feedback not only at the end of the open course but also mid-way through the course so that you can make course alterations according to the student’s suggestions if needed.

  Have you contacted your students for one-on-one feedback?

Speaking to some of your key students on a one-on-one basis and collecting feedback from will enhance your understanding of how well the training was received and help you determine any gaps in the training content. You can get into an in-depth conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of the program, understand if the training was able to accommodate the learner’s pace and learning style and ask relevant questions about the course learnings and takeaways.