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ERIC Number: ED527550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-6736-5
The Impact of a Face-to-Face Orientation and Sociocultural Factors on Student Retention in a Community College Distance Learning Course
Todd, Darrylinn D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University
This exploratory study was designed to examine the 2006-2007 qualitative and quantitative data of community college students enrolled in face to face (F2F) and online student orientation programs. The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence of an F2F orientation would increase the retention rates of students in an online course. The study also examines whether certain demographics will influence the retention rates of students in an online course. Conclusions from this data research must be taken as preliminary and require additional investigation. However, there were indications from evaluations, interviews, and retention reports that F2F orientations had an effect on the retention of students in online courses when compared to students who completed an online orientation. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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