Factors Effecting Attrition in
Adult Online Education
A presentation by David Clarke,
in partial fulfillment for course Ed...
Introduction
Methods
Findings
Sub-Themes
Sub-Theme: Demographic Data
Sub-Theme: Support
Sub-Theme: Hours Enrolled
Sub-Theme: Motivation
Discussion
Implications
Limitations
Conclusion
References
1. Aragon, S., & Johnson, E. (2008). Factors Influencing
Completion and Noncompletion of Community College
Online Courses....
4. Chyung, S. (2001). Systematic and systemic approaches to
reducing attrition rates in online higher education. American
...
7. Finnegan, C., Morris, L., & Wu, S. (2005). Predicting
Retention in Online General Education Courses. American
Journal o...
9. Heping, D., Hunter, C., & Hyllegard, D. (2008). Why do
students leave online courses? Attrition in community
college di...
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  1. 1. Factors Effecting Attrition in Adult Online Education A presentation by David Clarke, in partial fulfillment for course Education 6610: Research in Computers in the Curriculum
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Methods
  4. 4. Findings
  5. 5. Sub-Themes
  6. 6. Sub-Theme: Demographic Data
  7. 7. Sub-Theme: Support
  8. 8. Sub-Theme: Hours Enrolled
  9. 9. Sub-Theme: Motivation
  10. 10. Discussion
  11. 11. Implications
  12. 12. Limitations
  13. 13. Conclusion
  14. 14. References
  15. 15. 1. Aragon, S., & Johnson, E. (2008). Factors Influencing Completion and Noncompletion of Community College Online Courses. American Journal of Distance Education, 22(3), 46-158. DOI: 10.1080/08923640802239962 2. Choi, H., & Park, J. (2009). Factors influencing adult learners' decision to drop out or persist in online learning. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 12(4), 207- 217. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://web.ebscohost.com.qe2a-proxy.mun.ca/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer? 3. Choi, J., Kim, T., & Lee, Y. (2013). Discriminating factors between completers of and dropouts from online learning courses. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(2), 328-337. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01306.x
  16. 16. 4. Chyung, S. (2001). Systematic and systemic approaches to reducing attrition rates in online higher education. American Journal of Distance Education, 15(3), 36-49. DOI: 10.1080/08923640109527092 5. Dubois, C., Faley, R., & Long, L. (2009). A case study analysis of factors that influence attrition rates in voluntary online training programs. International Journal on E- Learning, 8(3), 347- 359. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://web.ebscohost.com.qe2a-proxy.mun.ca/ehost/detail?vid=9&sid=8fb 6. Ferguson, D., & Smith, G. (2005). Student attrition in mathematics e-learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(3), 323-334. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://www.ascilite.org.au.qe2aproxy.mun.ca/ajet/ajet21/smit h.html
  17. 17. 7. Finnegan, C., Morris, L., & Wu, S. (2005). Predicting Retention in Online General Education Courses. American Journal of Distance Education, 19(1), 23-36. DOI: 10.1207/s15389286ajde1901_3 8. Grant, M., Inan, F., & Yukselturk, E. (2009). Profiling potential dropout students by individual characteristics in an online certificate program. International Journal of Instructional Media, 36(2), 163-176. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://web.ebscohost.com.qe2a- proxy.mun.ca/ehost/detail?vid=15&sid=8fb0740b-9c7f-4cb9- 8773-c4a54400ea5e %40sessionmgr198&hid=121&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlw LHVybCx1aWQmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZlJnNjb3BlPXNpdG U%3d#db=ehh&AN=43478224
  18. 18. 9. Heping, D., Hunter, C., & Hyllegard, D. (2008). Why do students leave online courses? Attrition in community college distance learning courses. International Journal of Instructional Media, 35(4), 429-434. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://web.ebscohost.com.qe2a- proxy.mun.ca/ehost/detail?vid=15&sid=8fb0740b-9c7f-4cb9- 8773-c4a54400ea5e %40sessionmgr198&hid=121&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlw LHVybCx1aWQmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZlJnNjb3BlPXNpdG U%3d#db=ehh&AN=43478224 10. Neubauer, K., & Nistor, N. (2010). From participation to dropout: Quantitative participation patterns in online university courses. Computers & Education, 55(2), 663-672. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://dx.doi.org.qe2a- proxy.mun.ca/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.026

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