ERIC Number: EJ1046161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Autonomy and Responsibility: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk High School Students
Lewis, S.; Whiteside, A.; Garrett Dikkers, A.
International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, v29 n2 2014
In this three-year, mixed methods case study, the benefits and challenges of online learning for at-risk high school students were examined. A key finding was that at-risk students identify the benefits and challenges of online learning to be the same. While students appreciate the opportunity to work ahead and study at their own pace, they see it as a challenge to be responsible for their own learning and manage their time. The authors of this paper argue that, with proper support structures in place, students who are at-risk for dropping out can overcome challenges and find success in an online learning environment.
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Electronic Learning, Educational Benefits, Mixed Methods Research, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Dropouts, Blended Learning, Student Experience, Social Support Groups, Personal Autonomy, Student Responsibility, Time Management, Independent Study, Learner Controlled Instruction, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Self Efficacy, Case Studies, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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