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Case report: the impact of a resubmission intervention on level 1 distance learning students

Pinchbeck, Jessica and Heaney, Caroline (2017). Case report: the impact of a resubmission intervention on level 1 distance learning students. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning (Early Access).

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Student retention and success are key performance indicators within higher education. One of the key opportunities to address both of these lies with the support offered to students who fail a module but are entitled to resubmit. This study investigates the value of implementing a resubmission intervention to improve the quantity and quality of student resubmissions on a level 1 distance learning module. The intervention consisted of an online synchronous tutorial session and a supporting asynchronous forum. The effectiveness of the intervention was measured by comparing the resubmission and pass rates to a previous presentation with no intervention. It was found that resubmission and pass rates were higher where the intervention was used suggesting that a resubmission intervention can increase the quality and quantity of submissions. Whilst, these findings are useful, it is important to acknowledge that there are additional factors that can impact the quantity and quality of resubmissions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Open University
ISSN: 1469-9958
Keywords: Distance learning; student retention; student success; resubmission
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 50111
Depositing User: Jessica Pinchbeck
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 08:53
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:53
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