OES Study Reveals Yellowdig’s Importance in Identifying At-risk Students

PRESS RELEASE FROM YELLOWDIG
October 26, 2021
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Deb Bolton
Yellowdig
PHILADELPHIA —

Online Education Services (OES) is an Australian based company that provides online program management and tailored education solutions to universities. They create tailored education solutions to improve experiences and outcomes for students and professional learners.

The recent case study conducted by OES shared in this release, highlights OES’s findings that students who engaged with their university partner’s optional Yellowdig Communities have pass and retention rates that are higher than non-engaged students.

The case study elaborates on the nature of the students’ use of Yellowdig Engage, explaining how students build real relationships, ease their fears, and  gain a sense of belonging, which is critical for retaining students.

Using this knowledge, OES developed a Student Engagement Tool that identifies students at risk of dropping out. It uses critical engagement metrics and behavioural indicators, including Yellowdig community participation.

OES’s university partner found a 9% increase in pass rates and a 7% increase in students progressing into their next study period, amongst the high-risk students using this Student Engagement Tool. 

OES’s partner delivers online learning for students, most of whom are mature age and studying part-time. 

Summary: 

  • Students observed in this study used Yellowdig Engage to build interpersonal connections that eased their anxieties around their studies, created a sense of community, and set them up for academic success.
  • OES found a  correlation between Yellowdig participation and student pass rate and retention.
  • OES’s university partner found a 9% increase in pass rates and a 7% increase in students progressing into their next study period, amongst the high-risk students using their Student Engagement Tool that relied on Yellowdig’s data.

Find the case study on Yellowdig's blog or on OES's website

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About
Yellowdig’s digital platform, Engage, is thoughtfully designed to build learning communities by combining the power of gameful learning principles with a social media interface. Engage supports active learning, student agency, and increases course participation, engagement, and retention. Founded in 2015, Yellowdig has worked with more than 100 of the largest and best learning institutions globally and has collected years of efficacy data on the platform's impact on learning outcomes. Engage is used by instructors across a diverse set of degree levels, study areas as well as in face-to-face, online and hybrid course modalities. Learn more about Yellowdig & the Engage platform by visiting https://yellowdig.co/.