ERIC Number: ED534294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
An Examination of the Potential Relationship between Technology and Persistence among At-Risk College Students
Hughey, Aaron W.; Manco, Charlene M.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 5 p544-550 2012
Academically underprepared college students, i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the end of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared with those of similarly underprepared prepared students who were not provided with these resources. Analysis of variance revealed no statistically significant differences between the academic performance or retention of the two groups.
Descriptors: College Students, Program Effectiveness, Academic Aptitude, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Educational Technology, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Statistical Analysis, Remedial Instruction, College Readiness, Access to Education, Program Descriptions, Student Surveys, Technical Support, African American Students, White Students, Access to Computers
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment