The Impact of High School Distance e-Learning Experience on Rural Students' University Achievement and Persistence
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 1556-3847
The rapid growth of information technologies has influenced the way in which education is delivered and experienced. Little is currently known about the impact of distance education experience at the secondary level of the educational system on subsequent educational pursuits in the post-secondary education system. This research utilized archival data to explore the impact of high school on-line education experience on students' performance and persistence in the first year of university. The results of this analysis suggest that first year university performance and persistence is significantly different for students who have previous experience with on-line education experiences and those who do not. (Contains 4 figures and 1 note.)
Dodd, C., Kirby, D., Seifert, T. & Sharpe, D. (2009). The Impact of High School Distance e-Learning Experience on Rural Students' University Achievement and Persistence. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 12(1),.