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ERIC Number: EJ1061081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
The Analysis of Iranian Students' Persistence in Online Education
Mahmodi, Mahdi; Ebrahimzade, Issa
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v16 n1 p98-119 Feb 2015
In the following research, the relationship between instructional interaction and student persistence in e-learning has been analyzed. In order to conduct a descriptive-analytic survey, 744 undergraduate e-students were selected by stratified random sampling method to examine not only the frequency and the methods of establishing an instructional interaction, but also the barriers to the student persistence in e-learning. The research findings confirmed the relationship between the instructors' and the students' application of two interaction methods including the discussion forum and email (asynchronous method), as well as the relationship between the frequency of instructional interaction and the student persistence in e-learning. According to the findings, family and job commitment, loss of instructional motivation and economic problems constitute the most important barriers to the student persistence in e-learning. The research results can help reduce one of the primary concerns of online learning, that is the student persistence rate, if they would be implemented in various instructional systems such as higher instructional system, for the purpose of providing favorable condition in e-learning, facilitating online learning interactions and, eventually, increasing the student persistence in e-learning.
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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: Iran