The Need for Learners to Understand their Readiness for Open and Distance Learning<br />Tina Lim <br />ZorainiWatiAbas<br ...
Learner Attrition in Institutions of Higher Learning<br />2<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October ...
Comparing drop-out rates (Urtel, 2008)ODL vs Traditional institutions of higher learning<br />ODL<br />traditional<br />3<...
Attrition rates<br />Deden, 2005<br />Perreton & Lentell, 2009<br />Latif, Sungsri & Bahroom, 2009<br />Completion rates<b...
Percentage of learners who withdraw even before submitting their first assignment<br />5<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel,...
Factors contributing to Learner Attrition in ODL(Gibson as cited in Deden, 2005)<br />SITUATIONAL<br /><ul><li>Family support
Employer support</li></ul>STUDENT<br /><ul><li>Educational preparation
Motivation
Persistence</li></ul>EDUCATIONAL<br /><ul><li>Quality of instructional materials & tutorials</li></ul>6<br />SEAAIR 2009 P...
<ul><li>Causative factors are probably more complex and inter-related than what are often singled out by researchers or th...
Retention Efforts<br />8<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
Distance learning institutions have the responsibility of “helping them to become responsible learners; know their own str...
Online Assessment Tool: READI<br />10<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
Graphical representation of READI scores Explanatory text & Links to additional resources for remediation and support give...
Use of READI by OUM learners<br />12<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
Results of the self-assessment for Personal Attributes and Technical Knowledge and Skills <br />Learners:  <br />	1 = weak...
Analysis of Learner Readiness : Personal Attributes<br />Diploma<br />Bachelor<br />Master<br />PhD<br />14<br />SEAAIR 20...
Analysis of Learner Readiness: Technical Competency<br />100%<br />90%<br />80%<br />15<br />67<br />2<br />70%<br />pass<...
Analysis of Learner Readiness: Technical Knowledge<br />Diploma<br />Bachelor<br />Master<br />PhD<br />16<br />SEAAIR 200...
Feedback on READI<br />Very useful<br />Slightly useful<br />Useful<br />Not useful<br />percentage<br />17<br />SEAAIR 20...
Conclusion on the need for learners to understand their readiness for ODL<br />The use of self-assessment tools is a cruci...
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This presentation is based on a paper that was written to describe a pilot project whereby open and distance learners are provided with an online self-assessment tool which measures aspects deemed important to open and distance learning. It discusses how the provision and use of such a tool would help learners better prepare themselves to open and distance learning environments and thereby help ensure they have a successful learning experience.

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The Need for Learners to Understand their Readiness for Open and Distance Learning

  1. 1. The Need for Learners to Understand their Readiness for Open and Distance Learning<br />Tina Lim <br />ZorainiWatiAbas<br />1<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  2. 2. Learner Attrition in Institutions of Higher Learning<br />2<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  3. 3. Comparing drop-out rates (Urtel, 2008)ODL vs Traditional institutions of higher learning<br />ODL<br />traditional<br />3<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  4. 4. Attrition rates<br />Deden, 2005<br />Perreton & Lentell, 2009<br />Latif, Sungsri & Bahroom, 2009<br />Completion rates<br />Hulsmann as cited in Abdullah, 2004 <br />14.5 - 34% <br />Around 50%<br />22.5 - 34%<br />0.7%<br />4<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  5. 5. Percentage of learners who withdraw even before submitting their first assignment<br />5<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  6. 6. Factors contributing to Learner Attrition in ODL(Gibson as cited in Deden, 2005)<br />SITUATIONAL<br /><ul><li>Family support
  7. 7. Employer support</li></ul>STUDENT<br /><ul><li>Educational preparation
  8. 8. Motivation
  9. 9. Persistence</li></ul>EDUCATIONAL<br /><ul><li>Quality of instructional materials & tutorials</li></ul>6<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Causative factors are probably more complex and inter-related than what are often singled out by researchers or that expressed by the drop-outs themselves.</li></ul>7<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  11. 11. Retention Efforts<br />8<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  12. 12. Distance learning institutions have the responsibility of “helping them to become responsible learners; know their own strengths and weaknesses; have confidence in their own ability …”(Dzakiria, 2004) <br />Readiness for online learning is critical in determining a learner’s persistence at successfully completing his/her studies. (Bernard, Brauer, Abrami & Sturkes, 2004)<br />There exists a significant, strong, positive relationship between level of readiness and academic achievement . (Haron, 2003)<br />9<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  13. 13. Online Assessment Tool: READI<br />10<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  14. 14. Graphical representation of READI scores Explanatory text & Links to additional resources for remediation and support given <br />11<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  15. 15. Use of READI by OUM learners<br />12<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  16. 16. Results of the self-assessment for Personal Attributes and Technical Knowledge and Skills <br />Learners: <br /> 1 = weakness, 2 & 3 = opportunities for improvement , 4 = strength.<br />Administrators: <br /> Fail, Questionable or Pass.<br />13<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  17. 17. Analysis of Learner Readiness : Personal Attributes<br />Diploma<br />Bachelor<br />Master<br />PhD<br />14<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  18. 18. Analysis of Learner Readiness: Technical Competency<br />100%<br />90%<br />80%<br />15<br />67<br />2<br />70%<br />pass<br />60%<br />1<br />questionable<br />50%<br />fail<br />40%<br />6<br />0<br />24<br />30%<br />1<br />20%<br />6<br />17<br />10%<br />0<br />0<br />0%<br />Diploma<br />Bachelor<br />Master<br />PhD<br />15<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  19. 19. Analysis of Learner Readiness: Technical Knowledge<br />Diploma<br />Bachelor<br />Master<br />PhD<br />16<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  20. 20. Feedback on READI<br />Very useful<br />Slightly useful<br />Useful<br />Not useful<br />percentage<br />17<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  21. 21. Conclusion on the need for learners to understand their readiness for ODL<br />The use of self-assessment tools is a crucial first step toward helping learners understand their readiness & improving themselves<br />18<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  22. 22. Empowering learners to take responsibility for their own success<br />HEP provide <br />continual support & opportunities for improvement<br />specific to individual learners’ needs<br />Learners identify own strengths & weaknesses<br />19<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  23. 23. 20<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />
  24. 24. A BIG thank you to:<br />DECADE Consulting & eLearningToolBox.com for so generously extending to OUM a free trial and pilot run. <br />Comments/Questions?<br />Please email tina_lim@oum.edu.my<br />21<br />SEAAIR 2009 Parkroyal Hotel, Penang<br />12 - 15 October 2009<br />

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