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.

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