ERIC Number: EJ1064498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Optimizing Success: A Model for Persistence in Online Education
Glazer, Hilda R.; Murphy, John A.
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n2 p135-144 2015
The first-year experience for students enrolled in an online degree program, particularly the orientation and the first course experience, is critical to success and completion. The experience of one online university in improving persistence through enhancing orientation and the first academic course is presented. Factors impacting persistence are identified and the development of a university orientation seminar and the foundations for graduate study course are explored. The positive results of this first-year effort are presented along with implications for continued improvement and for distance education.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Persistence, College Students, Distance Education, School Orientation, Program Design, Models, Seminars, Web Based Instruction, Introductory Courses, At Risk Students, Probability, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota