DOI: 10.5176/2251-1814_EeL18.131

Authors: Dr. Alice Brown

Abstract: A problem identified by teachers of online learning courses is the challenge of motivating the ‘non-engaged’. This is important early in the semester, and prior to assessment due dates, with engagement in key resources and activities linked to learner success. Online teachers are increasingly using learning analytics to track student engagement. However, at this point, there is still much to learn. Learning analytics has great potential to inform strategies for communicating, and supporting low and non-engaged learners. This presentation shares early findings from an intervention which employed the strategic use of ‘nudges’, with the intent of creating behavior change. Conference participants are invited to provide feedback on this draft communication approach for ‘nudging’ online engagement in higher education.

Keywords: E-Learning, engagement, nudging, online learning, online teaching, higher education

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