Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Silber, Kenneth H.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

College student orientation||College dropouts--Prevention||Web-based instruction

Abstract

This exploratory study was designed to examine the 2006-2007 qualitative and quantitative data of community college students enrolled in face to face (F2F) and online student orientation programs. The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence of an F2F orientation would increase the retention rates of students in an online course. The study also examines whether certain demographics will influence the retention rates of students in an online course. Conclusions from this data research must be taken as preliminary and require additional investigation. However, there were indications from evaluations, interviews, and retention reports that F2F orientations had an effect on the retention of students in online courses when compared to students who completed an online orientation.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-117)

Extent

vii, 132 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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