ERIC Number: ED317161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Nichtbewerber: Grunde von Interessenten, sich nicht an der Fernuniversitat einzuschreiben (Non-Applicants: Reasons Why Interested People Do Not Enroll in Fernuniversitat Programs). ZIFF Papiere 32.
Almost half of the people ordering Fernuniversitat enrollment forms for the 1979 academic year did not enroll. A questionnaire study of this group's reasons for not enrolling was conducted. Thirty-five percent of the representative sample responded. The most frequent reasons for not enrolling are reported, followed by the percent of respondents citing each reason: (1) subject not offered (49.6%); (2) time constraints (42.7%); (3) personal reasons (40.3%); (4) not enough information (22.5%); (5) lacking entrance qualification (16.2%); (6) insecurity about acknowledgement (11.6%); (7) preference for face-to-face teaching (11.5%); (8) complicated enrollment procedure (10.9%); (9) lacking refresher courses (9.9%); and (10) no inclination (6.8%). It was found that those who did not apply and beginners do not differ in social structure, entrance qualifications, or the motivation originally stated. A copy of the questionnaire used in the study is appended. (5 references) (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.