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ERIC Number: EJ1068796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Success Rates of Online versus Traditional College Students
Wilson, Dawn; Allen, David
Research in Higher Education Journal, v14 Dec 2011
Are students setting themselves up for failure by taking online courses? Should students be restricted from taking online courses if they have not reached a certain GPA? Should students who fail or withdraw from an online course be required to take to traditional courses for at least one semester? At one Historically Black College or University (HBCU) there seemed to be a marked difference in the success of students taking online courses versus students taking face-to-face courses. Online students seemed to have a higher withdrawal rate, failure rate and seemed to have more trouble completing assignments by the deadline, if at all. Therefore, in the spring 2010 semester data were gathered from four management courses, two online and two face-to-face, across two different subjects, with different professors and different students to see if there was any notable difference in online achievement versus face-to-face achievement and if there was a difference in achievement why were online students performing so poorly as compared to face-to-face students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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