ERIC Number: EJ1076233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Academic Attainment in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Distance Education
Richardson, John T. E.
Open Learning, v30 n2 p164-177 2015
This study compared outcomes in deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students and nondisabled students taking courses by distance learning with the UK Open University in 2012. DHH students who had no additional disabilities were more likely to complete their courses than were nondisabled students, and they were just as likely to pass the courses that they completed and to obtain good grades on the courses that they passed. DHH students who had additional disabilities were less likely to complete their courses, less likely to pass the courses that they completed and less likely to obtain good grades on the courses that they pass than were nondisabled students. It is concluded that hearing loss itself has no effect on academic attainment, but that additional disabilities may have an impact on DHH students' academic performance.
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Open Universities, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Educational Technology, Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom