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ERIC Number: EJ1051044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1547-500X
Minimizing Attrition in Online Degree Courses
Boton, Eliani Colferai; Gregory, Sue
Journal of Educators Online, v12 n1 Jan 2015
The number of online programs in the higher education sector has increased dramatically in the last decade, and with it, an increase in attrition has become a recurring problem worldwide. Literature suggests that elements of culture, motivation, learning management systems and online pedagogy play a major role in attrition rates in the higher education sector. Using an interpretivist paradigm with qualitative case studies from six countries, the researcher explores online lecturers' successful engagement strategies on these four main thematic areas. Results provide a range of strategies that can be applied by lecturers to increase engagement and minimize online attrition.
Journal of Educators Online. 500 University Drive, Dothan, AL 36303. Web site: http://www.thejeo.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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