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ERIC Number: ED538813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Reducing Dropouts in Online Education-Group Tutoring in Virtual Seminars and Support Structures
Holmgren, Robert; Johansson, Sigurd
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 11 p971-978 2012
This paper describes a development project aimed at reducing the large number of dropouts in online degree project courses. The idea was that the introduction of group tutorials in virtual seminars, combined with extensive support materials, would reduce dropout rates. Among the students who participated, the dropout rate was reduced by 50% compared to previous courses. While the support structure was seen by all supervisors and students as an important function, there was some resistance among the supervisors towards the virtual seminars, probably due to existing tutorial cultures and organizational structures. (Contains 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A