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Student Retention in Online Open and Distance Learning

Simpson, Ormond (2003). Student Retention in Online Open and Distance Learning. Open and Flexible Learning Series. UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

A survey of stduent retention in online open and distance learning, its characteristics and measurement and what works at what costs. It outline strategies for increasing retention with case studies and examples of how these strategies can change institutional policy and practice.
Areas covered include:
- who drops out and why
- integration
- reclamation
- 'retentioneering' an institution
- recruitment
- course design.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-7494-3999-8, 978-0-7494-3999-6
Keywords: retention; dropout; distance learning; e-learning; open learning; recruitment; course design; motivational contact
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6779
Depositing User: Ormond Simpson
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6779
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