ERIC Number: EJ666602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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In Search of Higher Persistence Rates in Distance Education Online Programs.
Rovai, Alfred P.
Internet and Higher Education, v6 n1 p1-16 Jan-Mar 2003
Tinto's student integration model and Bean and Metzner's student attrition model have been influential in explaining persistence and attrition in higher education programs. This article draws chiefly from these models and the results of research into the needs of online distance education students to synthesize a composite model to better explain persistence and attrition among the largely nontraditional students that enroll in online courses. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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