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ERIC Number: EJ1050601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Challenges Faced by Undergraduate Military Students at American Public University System
Machuca, Ana; Torres, Karin; Morris, Pamela; Whitley, William
International Journal on E-Learning, v13 n4 p441-450 Dec 2014
This paper will summarize some of challenges faced by military students enrolled in an associate and bachelors online program at American Public University System (APUS). The survey results on which the study is based exposed the following problems faced by military personnel: 48.7% had difficulties working around military obligations, 33.3% experienced constant interruptions to internet access, 31.6% had no internet access, and 31.6% stated that security on computer prevents access to certain sites/locations needed for study. It is important to understand the unique needs of military students and their families in an online study environment. Understanding and addressing these needs is critical in their ability to reach their educational attainment goals while serving their country at home or abroad.
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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