Online Learning Update

November 8, 2018

Ten Successful Ways Institutions Around the World are Addressing the Challenge of Retention Rates in Online Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

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Retention and completion in online learning programs and courses, especially in institutions which practice open admission, has long been a concern. The costs of non-completion – dropout, repeated renewals of learning contracts, course repeats – are expensive for both learners and institutions. A recent study of non-completion in college and university undergraduate level studies in the United States (US) suggests the costs of each non-completing learner can be as high as US$40,000 – taking into account recruitment, student service and support, tuition and related costs. Less than 50% of those who registered in a program of study in the US – whether two- or four-year, face-to-face or online – completed within six years of beginning their studies.

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