SkyAlum Mentive Highlighted in CourseTalk
SkyAlum Mentive was highlighted in one of the two leading MOOC (massive open online courses) review websites, CourseTalk. MOOCs have course sizes that reach up to 100,000 participants, and while this is a major step forward for the growing accessibility of education, many students lack the individual support they require to succeed. Mentive is a supportive mentorship program that offers small group sessions to supplement MOOCs, effectively reducing the drop-out rate.
Mentive caters to their users by offering sessions taught by mentors located in similar time zones and who speak the same language as their students. As cited by CourseTalk, students are 12 to 13 more likely to complete online courses after enrollment in Mentive’s weekly sessions. To date, Mentive has provided sessions to supplement courses provided by major online platforms including edX, Coursera and Udacity.