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Fleming, Raymond; Kienzler, Sarah; Stoiber, Leah; Fleming, Ryan R.; Pedrick, Laura E.; Reddy, Diane M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Less than optimal student success in gateway courses figures prominently in college noncompletion. Past findings suggest that "U-Pace" instruction holds promise for increasing student success. However, all published studies of "U-Pace" instruction were conducted in the gateway course context of introductory psychology. The…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Reddy, Diane M.; Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Ports, Katie A.; Barnack-Tavlaris, Jessica L.; Helion, Alicia M.; Swain, Rodney A. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
Because the transition to a knowledge-based economy requires an educated workforce, colleges and universities have made retention of students--particularly those who are academically underprepared--an institutional priority. College completion leads to economic and social advancement for students and is also critical to the nation's economic and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Online Courses