ERIC Number: EJ796384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 23
Best Practices in Predicting and Encouraging Student Persistence and Achievement Online
Morris, Libby V.; Finnegan, Catherine L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v10 n1 p55-64 2008-2009
Four research studies of students and faculty engaged in fully online undergraduate courses are analyzed to generate best practices for teaching and learning online. These studies investigated the relationship of student background variables and online behaviors to student persistence and achievement in the online environment. Over 500 students enrolled in lower division, undergraduate courses offered online were included in the analyses. The courses were designed by faculty and instructional design experts and met standards of quality course design established by the offering colleges and universities. By combining the results of the study, guidelines for advising students and faculty for success in the online environment emerged.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Student Characteristics, Satisfaction, High School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Environment, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Participation, Grade Point Average, Mathematics Achievement, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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