Online Learning Update

January 10, 2016

5 important revelations from first year online learners

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Meris Stansbury, eCampus News

New research delves into the personal experiences of first year online learners in an effort to understand low retention rates. Despite a record number of students taking online higher education courses, many of those entering for the first time often have incorrect preconceived notions of online learning’s extreme flexibility—and it’s this notion that may lead to high dropout rates. This is one of the findings of a new research report that aims to explore the dearth in research about what actually happens to first year distance students once they have enrolled in higher education courses.

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