Persistence Model for Online Student Retention
Simone Conceicao, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States ; Rosemary Lehman, eInterface, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Participation in online education continues to grow in the United States. However, concerns for online student retention and factors for student persistence must be considered. This paper presents a study that investigated motivation and support strategies that could reduce online learner dropout in higher education. Data were collected through student and instructor surveys. Three types of strategies emerged: design strategies for retaining online students, student strategies for staying motivated online, and support strategies for helping online students persist. These strategies form the Persistence Model for Online Student Retention. This paper explains the study findings and elements of the model.
Conceicao, S. & Lehman, R. (2013). Persistence Model for Online Student Retention. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1913-1922). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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