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ERIC Number: EJ868668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Instructional Delivery in Developmental Mathematics: Impact on Retention
Zavarella, Carol A.; Ignash, Jan M.
Journal of Developmental Education, v32 n3 p2-4, 6, 8, 10, 12-13 Spr 2009
Studies of students enrolled in computer-based instruction have yielded mixed results, with some reporting a high dropout rate. Tis article describes a quantitative study examining the probability of students' withdrawal from a computer- versus lecture-based developmental math course based on learning style, reasons for selecting the instructional format, and entry test scores. Students in the computer-based format were more likely to withdraw from the course compared to those in the lecture-based format, and personal reasons for choosing a specific format appeared to influence completion rates. Implications for practice include suggestions for providing appropriate information to students prior to their enrollment in online developmental education courses. (Contains 4 tables.)
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A