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Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention
Fascinating research (not only for fully online courses but hybrid, etc.) which has implications for faculty development resources, quality standards, advising, student support, teaching best practices, marketing, and admissions. Did I miss something?
Article from Tomorrow's Professor e-Newsletter
"Once a student is enrolled in an online program, the model can be used to recognize external factors to help with student persistence. External factors include non-school issues that conflict with academic life, such as financial need or child care arrangements. Internal factors are affected by the student's needs and include consistency and clarity of online programs, policies, and procedures; self-esteem; feeling of identify with the school; social integration; and ready access to support services."