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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
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