Strategies for Reducing Dropout from Distance Education Courses
Jenny Wang, Emily Wu, Pei-Chi Wong, National Huwei University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
This study aims to identify the significant characteristics of distance education students who have dropped-out or continuously and successfully progressed in the distance education program at the NOU of Taiwan. The major focus was based on the found factors which might relate to the students' decisions for dropping out or staying in the distance education program to establish a set of strategies to reduce dropout from distance education courses. The participants in the study were undergraduate students who originally enrolled in the distance education undergraduate program at the National Open University of Taiwan. The instrument used in this research was a mailed questionnaire for investigating the factors of dropout or retention for distance education students, demographic variables, goal commitment, social integration, and academic integration.
Wang, J., Wu, E. & Wong, P.C. (2004). Strategies for Reducing Dropout from Distance Education Courses. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1705-1710). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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