Today, student retention and satisfaction is as important as ever. Even the highest ranked colleges and universities are always striving to ensure they retain as many students as possible. While it’s obvious why this issue is so crucial, many universities struggle to identify adjustments they can make to positively affect retention.
Perhaps the best place to start, according to a Noel-Levitz study1, is improving student satisfaction, through creating an inviting climate on campus, an engaging classroom experience, providing knowledgeable faculty and advisers, and more. This research demonstrated that these elements of student satisfaction can be responsible for almost 20 percent of how much retention varies.
Another recent study2, which sought to break down the elements of the classroom experience that impact student satisfaction, revealed that “technological attributes received high satisfaction votes from students” across different types of classes. As such, the benefits creating an engaging classroom experience to improve student satisfaction and retention can be a short, direct path to ROI.
So how exactly can classroom technology improve classroom experience to keep students engaged, and enrolled?