Silber, Kenneth H.
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
College student orientation||College dropouts--Prevention||Web-based instruction
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.
Todd, Darrylinn D., "The impact of a face-to-face orientation and sociocultural factors on student retention in a community college distance learning course" (2008). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5845.
vii, 132 pages
Northern Illinois University
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