Student Retention in Online, Open and Distance Learning

1st Edition

Ormond Simpson

Routledge
Published June 1, 2003
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780749439996 - CAT# RU34856
Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

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Summary

Student retention has become a key issue for all further and higher education institutions and is a major concern among those involved in online learning courses where retention rates are often even poorer than those for traditional campus-based courses. There is increasing recognition that student retention is the responsibility of the actual institutions running the courses, and that it is within their power to encourage sustained participation without compromising academic standards.
In this book, Ormond Simpson provides a clear, accessible analysis of what works and at what cost. He outlines strategies for increasing retention, providing useful case studies and examples to illustrate how these strategies can change institutional policy and practice. Areas covered include:
* Who drops out and why
* Integration
* Reclamation
* 'Retentioneering' an institution
* Recruitment and retention
* Course design.

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