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Academic attainment in students with dyslexia in distance education

Richardson, John T. E. (2015). Academic attainment in students with dyslexia in distance education. Dyslexia, 21(4) pp. 323–337.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/dys.1502
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Abstract

This investigation studied attainment in students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties who were taking modules by distance learning with the Open University in 2012. Students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties who had no additional disabilities were just as likely as nondisabled students to complete their modules, but they were less likely to pass the modules that they had completed and less likely to obtain good grades on the modules that they had passed. Students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties who had additional disabilities were less likely to complete their modules, less likely to pass the modules that they had completed and less likely to obtain good grades on the modules that they had passed than were nondisabled students. Nevertheless, around 40% of students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties obtained good grades (i.e. those that would lead to a bachelor’s degree with first-class or upper second-class honours).

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1099-0909
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: academic attainment; distance education; dyslexia; higher education
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 43451
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 15:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43451
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