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ERIC Number: EJ1140927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Web Technology Is a Strategic Tool for Administrators in Higher Education to Increase Students Retention
Eyadat, Mohammad; Lew, Jeff
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v10 n2 p1-7 Fall 2014
Student retention has become a challenging problem for most of the academic institutions and it becomes more challenging with the increased use of Internet to convey information, deliver instructional materials, and make online instruction modality more interactive in educational environment. Even though the technologies for establishing a new digital educational environment to assisting students of all abilities including those with special needs are improving and are becoming more available and affordable at a rapid pace. These improvements and media choices can provide substantial benefits for not only students with special needs; but for the general student population with learning styles and modalities. The dynamic nature of the technology presents a good opportunity to administrators of the higher education institutes to increase student retention by providing the best tools available including accessible websites to their students. This paper presents result of examined websites of one hundred universities providing higher education. The study investigated the accessibility level of the websites according to W3C standard guidelines. The paper also provides recommendations, based on this research finding, on how student retention could be increased by making institutions' website accessible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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