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ERIC Number: EJ1023296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Staying or Leaving? Designing for Persistence in an Online Educator Training Programme in Indonesia
Burns, Mary
Open Learning, v28 n2 p141-152 2013
This case study discusses factors impacting the attrition and persistence rates of 60 Indonesian educators in an online programme in 2010. Course designers developed three variations of a web-based programme--a fully online, hybrid and web-facilitated model--and placed 20 learners, all with similar technology skills, in the three different models. The online cohort experienced a 31% attrition rate while 100% of learners in the hybrid and web-facilitated models completed the programme. Data collection revealed that the greatest factor impacting attrition or persistence was the absence or presence of face-to-face interaction with the instructor and colleagues. This paper outlines programme design elements that learners found most helpful in successfully completing the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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