Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16498
Title: Minimizing Attrition in Online Degree Courses
Contributor(s): Boton, Eliani (author); Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16498
Open Access Link: https://www.thejeo.com/archive/2015_12_1/boton_gregoryOpen Access Link
Abstract: The number of online programs in the higher education sector has increased dramatically in the last decade, and with it, an increase in attrition has become a recurring problem worldwide. Literature suggests that elements of culture, motivation, learning management systems and online pedagogy play a major role in attrition rates in the higher education sector. Using an interpretivist paradigm with qualitative case studies from six countries, the researcher explores online lecturers' successful engagement strategies on these four main thematic areas. Results provide a range of strategies that can be applied by lecturers to increase engagement and minimize online attrition.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Educators Online, 12(1), p. 62-90
Publisher: Journal of Educators Online
Place of Publication: Dothan, United States of America
ISSN: 1547-500X
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.thejeo.com/Archives/Volume12Number1/BotonGregory.pdf
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