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ERIC Number: EJ796387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Improving Undergraduate Online Retention through Gated Advisement and Redundant Communication
Clay, Melanie N.; Rowland, Stacey; Packard, Abbot
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v10 n1 p93-102 2008-2009
The University of West Georgia implemented a successful research-based initiative, Project DEW (Developing eCore Winners) to improve retention in its eCore courses. eCore courses are those offered through a collaborative University System of Georgia program, and includes courses required to complete the first two years of an undergraduate degree. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the required proctored exam. This article highlights the results of a telephone survey conducted to determine the causes of eCore attrition, and the retention improvement data following the implementation of a comprehensive orientation and advisement program and redundant communications to students. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia