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ERIC Number: EJ822328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Success in Cyberspace: Student Retention in Online Courses
Moore, Kathleen; Bartkovich, Jeffrey; Fetzner, Marie; Ison, Sherrill
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v10 n2 p107-118 Spr 2003
Student retention is an important issue in distance education. In the literature of higher education literature, however, information on student retention in online courses is incomplete. Few empirical studies have been conducted. Many articles reference the issue and then provide descriptions of best practices to address retention. Seldom, however, do articles share actual retention data or information from students about why they dropped out. This paper attempts to address the relative lack of actual retention data by presenting both archival and survey data on student retention in online courses at a large, comprehensive community college in the Northeast. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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