Yellowdig now officially offers 3 unique solutions to better serve clients across the entire student lifecycle. The solutions are Connect (Yellowdig for Early Lifecycle), Engage (Yellowdig for Courses), and Succeed (Yellowdig for Student Success + Belonging), which are all under one unified platform.
Implementation and success in each use case are very different and thus require a a different approach. Yet, given they all share the same core platform, no matter where clients begin with Yellowdig, they have the ability to scale their use without the need to perform new integrations or student training.
3 Solutions to Create a Connected Learning Experience
Shauank Roy, Yellowdig’s Founder and CEO shares, “The word “university” comes from the latin word “universitas magistrorum et scholarium” which roughly means “community of teachers and scholars.” Institutions must hold true to this core definition and can no longer think about their offerings as simply a collection of courses. Instead, they must focus on creating a cohesive and meaningful learning experience with community at the center from the time a student shows interest all the way beyond graduation. We see Yellowdig as an essential piece of this puzzle that enables learners to form real connections between their peers and instructors across many different contexts.”
Yellowdig Connect - Yellowdig for Early Lifecycle - This solution helps learners to meet one another and create a sense of community and belonging from the moment they express interest. Typical use cases for Connect are Welcome and Orientation communities.
Yellowdig Engage - Yellowdig for Courses - This solution transforms learners from mere consumers of information to explorers of knowledge on each course topic as a community of inquiry.
Designed for use in in-person, online, and hybrid classes of all skill levels, Engage is a safe space for students to:
- Continue conversations after class
- Synthesize learnings across multiple course topics/chapters
- Ask and answer each other’s questions
- Connect course content to their lives, careers, and interests
- Form a supportive community where real connections flourish
Yellowdig Succeed - Yellowdig for Student Success + Belonging - This solution connects learners to people and resources outside of courses that will ensure their program success and prepare them for the right career opportunities. Some examples of communities that fall within the Succeed solution are:
- Program, Department, or School-wide Communities
- Clubs and Student Organization Communities
- Career Readiness Communities
- Alumni Communities
- Mentorship & Advising Communities
3 Solutions to Drive Outcomes for Educational Institutions
Yellowdig has worked with 150+ higher education institutions and impacted over 500k learners since its founding in 2015. Over the past eight years, Yellowdig has witnessed how recruitment of new students is getting more difficult and has become a number one concern for many institutions. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, “...postsecondary enrollment remains well below pre-pandemic levels, down about 1.23 million undergraduates and 1.11 million total enrollment, both undergraduate and graduate, compared to fall 2019.” Therefore, in the current environment, retaining every student is a high priority.
“Yellowdig has been shown to improve student melt during onboarding and orientation, retain students in courses and programs, and help students find post-graduate success through career coaching and mentorship communities. Targeting different points throughout a student’s journey, Yellowdig’s three solutions help institutions to retain students from admission to graduation,” shares Shaunak Roy, Yellowdig’s Founder and CEO.
See below for a summary of a few key findings across the solutions:
- Deeper Learning: 94.5% of instructors felt that Yellowdig engaged their students more in course material. (Student and Instructor Satisfaction Report)
- Student Persistence Improvements: Student persistence and retention increases can be tracked across all 3 solutions. An example from a Connect community yielded a 7% increase in first-term retention. (OES)
- A better experience for faculty: Faculty report less time on routine grading and a deeper connection to their students.
How Institutions Can Get Started with a New Solution
Yellowdig offers a variety of options for each solution to meet the needs of individuals, departments, and institutions looking to adopt Yellowdig.
Each solution has unique implementations and benefits, and even across the same solution, every implementation is unique. Thus, the best way to learn about adopting Yellowdig is to contact Yellowdig’s Team.
Yellowdig enables students to learn together, grow together, and thrive together. No matter if Yellowdig is used within a course setting or beyond, Yellowdig communities are a safe space for students to get support from their peers and instructors, dig into what’s piquing their interests, and form relationships that give them a sense of belonging. In a course setting, students have the rare opportunity to authentically converse about course-related topics drawing connections between and across their learnings and into their lived experiences. Instructors often report the joy they feel from seeing their students’ genuine curiosity and interest in course content, as well as the heartwarming interactions of students supporting and encouraging each other. Together, students and instructors create impactful communities that have the power to transform not only a student’s educational experience but their lives. Yellowdig simply provides the necessary pedagogy and proven platform to make it happen. Yellowdig - learn together. To learn more visit yellowdig.co.