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ERIC Number: EJ1082204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
Student Enrollment and Dropout: An Evaluation Study of DCSA Program at Bangladesh Open University
Rashid, Mohammad Mamunur; Jahan, Monira; Islam, Md. Anwarul; Ratna, Meherin Munjarin
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v16 n4 p18-32 Oct 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the present status of DCSA program focusing on student enrollment, dropout, and completion trends. The study tries to explore the factors that attract or pull students to enroll in the program and push them to dropout from the program. Secondary data analysis and interview are used to generate data of the study. Quantitative analysis for the secondary data is used to explore students' enrollment, dropout, and completion trends. Qualitative approach is used to analyze the information generated from key participants' interviews. The findings of the study reveal that students' enrollment and completion trends are not at satisfactory level. The push factors identified from the study are mostly extrinsic or institution related. The factors that need to improve are current instructional strategy, timely delivery of learning materials and course related information, strengthen the activities of Regional Resource Centers (RRC) and Sub Regional Resource Centers (SRRC). The findings have some policy implications implying that the policy makers of BOU should take into account the findings of the study to improve the quality of DCSA program offered by BOU through the delivery mode of ODL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh