Based on the multivariate framework of student attrition developed by leading researcher, this study centers on a method of assessing the ability of a student to complete a distance learning course. Focuses on construction and validation of a survey instrument to identify at-risk students enrolled in Web-based and videoconferencing courses.
This dissertation explores what indicators are posed by students who successfully complete online coursework. This question is spurred as a result of the high attrition rate of students participating in distance education. While predictable variables indicate academic success such as GPA and credit hours taken in a semester, previous experience with online and distance education also influences completion of distance and online courses.
Osborn, V. (2001). Identifying at – risk students in videoconferencing and web-based distance education. The American Journal of Distance Education, 15(1), 41–54.
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|In Publication||The American Journal of Distance Education|
|Type of Research||Quantitative|
|Research Design||Action research, Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)|
|Intervention/Areas of Study|
|Level of Analysis||Student-level|
|Specific Populations Examined||Undergraduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest||Academic achievement or performance, including assessment scores and course grades, Course completion, Degree attainment, Persistence, Retention|
|Student Sample Size||500 +|