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Title: Strategies for higher retention in online degree courses
Contributor(s): Boton, Eliani Colferai (author); Gregory, Sue (supervisor); Gamage, Sirisena  (supervisor); Amazan, Rose  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The number of online programs in the higher education sector has grown dramatically in the last decade, and with it, an increase in online attrition has become a recurring problem worldwide. Literature on online attrition in higher degree programs, have highlighted cultural issues, motivation, effectiveness of Learning Management Systems and online pedagogies as major players in high attrition rates. Researchers have followed different approaches to determine attrition issues, such as interviewing students who dropped out of their online courses, analysing how much they interacted online with other students and also by researching the types of learners who make the choice of enrolling in online degree programs. Research has focused on the learners’ view of the problem, which has provided educators with good insights into the issue but no real solutions.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
390303 Higher education
390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930103 Learner Development
Rights Statement: Copyright 2016 - Eliani Colferai Boton
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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