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ERIC Number: ED521623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-6700-1
The Retention Factor: Retaining the Distance Education Learner
Boyd, Victoria
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study is focused upon retaining distance education learners. Many adult learners are returning to higher education but may not complete their chosen curriculum. Fike and Fike (2008) stated that retention is important for a variety of reasons: (a) from the institution's perspective, the retention of students is necessary for financial stability and to sustain academic programs; (b) public policy makers are advocating accountability and one strong measure is student retention leading to graduation or transfer; (c) the federal Higher Education Act may use graduation rates as a measure of institutional effectiveness; and (d) students will be encouraged to have a positive college experience, complete their academic goals, and enter the workforce. By implementing intervention strategies such as mentoring, tutoring, and increasing awareness of the role of student support services, learner retention can be improved. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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