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The Study of Learning Progress for Distance Education Students in Taiwan
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, The National Huiwei Institute of Technology, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors related to dropout/retention for distance education students in order to identify variables which might promote participation through completion. The major focus of the study was to document the distance education students' learning progress and to identify variables that relate to their decisions for dropping out or staying in the program. The participants in the study were undergraduate students who originally enrolled in the distance education undergraduate program at the National Open University of Taiwan. The instrument used in this research was a mailed questionnaire for investigating the factors of dropout or retention for distance education students. The key factors which related to dropout or retention decisions for undergraduate distance education students found for this study are as follows. (1) demographic variables, (2) goal commitment, (3) social integration, and (4) academic integration.

Citation

Wang, S.m. (2002). The Study of Learning Progress for Distance Education Students in Taiwan. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 999-1005). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 22, 2019 from .

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