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Academic attainment in students with autism spectrum disorders in distance education

Richardson, John T. E. (2017). Academic attainment in students with autism spectrum disorders in distance education. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 32(1) pp. 81–91.

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Abstract

This investigation studied attainment in students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) who were taking modules by distance learning with the UK Open University in 2012. Students with ASDs who had no additional disabilities were as likely as nondisabled students to complete the modules that they had taken, to pass the modules that they had completed and to obtain good grades for the modules that they had passed. Students with ASDs who had additional disabilities were less likely than nondisabled students to complete the modules that they had taken, but they were as likely as nondisabled students to pass the modules that they had completed and to obtain good grades for the modules that they had passed. Their lower completion rate presumably reflects the impact of their additional disabilities rather than their ASDs. In distance education, at least, students with ASDs tend to perform on a par with their nondisabled peers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Open University
ISSN: 0268-0513
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: academic attainment; autism spectrum disorders; disabled students; distance 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: 48015
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2018 01:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48015
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