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ERIC Number: EJ1005843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
The READI Assessment as a Possible Predictor of Student Success in Online Communication Courses
Fair, Brandy; Wickersham, Leah E.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v13 n2 p115-124 2012
The problem under investigation for this study was to identify a method for determining a student's potential for success in an online communication course using the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) assessment instrument as a predictor. The READI tool focuses on six areas that students should score well on in order to be successful in the online learning environment: (1) personal attributes; (2) learning styles; (3) reading rate and recall; (4) technical competency; (5) technical knowledge; and (6) typing speed. Seven online basic communication courses at two community colleges were used in this study. A comparison of students' scores on the READI assessment with their final GPA in each course was used to determine whether the test was a good predictor of success. Additionally, the study included seven open-ended questions to examine the perceptions of both successful and unsuccessful students concerning their readiness for the course. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A