ERIC Number: EJ874960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Distance Education: Why Are the Attrition Rates so High?
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v5 n3 p205-210 2004
Distance education is being hailed as the next best thing to sliced bread. But is it really? Many problems exist with distance-delivered courses. Everything from course development and management to the student not being adequately prepared are problematic and result in high attrition rates in distance-delivered courses. Students initially perceive distance learning courses as easy. However, it may be this perception that ultimately results in the student dropping the course.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Prior Learning, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Web Based Instruction, College Students, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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