In this frequently discussed topic, there are several aspects to consider. How can we achieve the greatest possible efficiency in informing the students of new contents, their assigning to a course and deadlines, while at the same time keeping the efforts and costs at a minimum? In Training-Online.eu we asked the same the same question.
In e-learning, the solution seems to be to automate the communication maximally through sending e-mails with personalized information to the users. In this way, the students receive a perfectly clear message with exact contents and are pushed to fulfill the task. As for the administrator, the automation is completely effortless and thus it saves both time and money.
That is why at Training-Online.eu we focused attention on the area we called Notification – the possibility of electing and sending any message based on default system events, such as for example assigning a student to a course or a notice about expiration of a course.
These notifications are preset by the administrator
The notifications can be set flexibly and sent to the students, the team leaders/initiators of activities and the administrator. While creating the message, it is possible to make use of dynamic variables such as for example the name of the user, the name of the course, deadlines, dates of sending the message and other conditions.
In this way, for example, it is possible to inform the student about the deadline for fulfilling a task every day during the last seven days before the expiration of the course. Consequently, the student is much more focused on fulfilling the content and more likely to carry it out.