ERIC Number: ED317184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Graduates of the FernUniversitat. An Evaluation of Their Studies and Their Experiences after Graduation.
The Board of Examination of the Department of Economics at the FernUniversitat commissioned a survey of 315 students who had graduated in economics to gain insights into their experiences both at the FernUniversitat and after completing their studies. A written questionnaire was developed and sent to all of the graduates who had finished their studies through the end of 1984 and 244 questionnaires were returned, for a response rate of 77.5%. The first section of the report presents statistical data on all graduates who had attained degrees through 1985, including their regional origin, the type of degree earned, time taken off from studies, total length of study, age at graduation, and the nature of the academic program taken while at the FernUniversitat. The results of the survey follow, including responses to questions on motivation for studying at the FernUniversitat; effects of studying at a distance on family, social, and professional life; attitudes about the social environment of distance education; employment patterns; and further qualifications gained after earning a degree at the FernUniversitat. Data are presented in the form of statistical tables and student comments. The questionnaire is appended. (26 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.