How to Overcome 3 Challenges of Moving Your Test Prep Institute Online
Challenges in Moving Your Test Prep / Tutoring Institute Online & How to Solve Them
A huge opportunity awaits test prep and tutoring institutes as millennials and Gen Z prefer learning online at their convenience instead of traveling to physical classrooms on daily basis. Also, it would be beneficial for these institutions to move their programs online to stay nimble in a highly volatile business world.
While a vast majority of test prep and tutoring institutes are convinced that online education is critical to their long-term strategy, the simple fear to take any step in this direction. This is because moving online involves risky decisions, including course development, the budget for additional IT, creating a mobile app and launch promotions.
For test preparation and tutoring firms, moving some of your services online promises many exciting benefits:
- Expanding your reach
- Finding new students
- Generating new streams of revenue
- Building your own education brand
Yet the answer is not simply to roll out online courses; the real solution is to do this as effectively as possible.
To support online courses, test preparation and tutoring service providers generally choose between five categories of educational technology:
- Online meeting services, such as Skype and Webex
- E-learning marketplaces, such as Lynda.con and Udemy
- Open source teaching platforms, such as Moodle
- Traditional learning management systems (LMS), such as Blackboard
- Cloud-based LMS, such as WizIQ LMS
This white paper describes each of these categories, highlighting how well it can help meet the three challenges in moving your services online. This paper concludes that the best way to support your online initiatives is a cost-effective, integrated e-learning platform such as WizIQ LMS.