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Effects of Course Interactivity on Learner Persistence, Motivation and Student Achievement in Online Courses
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, Kent State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Online attrition rates are a pressing issue for organizations offering online courses. This paper focuses on the most commonly cited factors associated with online course attrition rates; in particular, both the individual characteristics and the external factors of attrition rates will be discussed. Additionally, specific examination of the internal factors associated with persisting or dropping out will be analyzed. This is of great importance as the demand for online education continues to grow and the factors associated with online attrition have not been highly generalizable due to differences in the instructional design of courses and the use of varying online course platforms.

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Martin, A. (2015). Effects of Course Interactivity on Learner Persistence, Motivation and Student Achievement in Online Courses. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1094-1100). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .

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