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dc.contributor.authorGrote, Bill
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-19T00:58:00Z
dc.date.available2012-09-19T00:58:00Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationGrote, W. (2000). Student retention and support in open and distance learning (Working Papers No. 2-00). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11072/1424
dc.description.abstractTertiary education institutions take the issue of student retention and successful completion of courses and programmes by students very seriously. The substantial literature on this topic suggests that withdrawal and drop-out are particularly prevalent in open and distance learning. However, literature does not appear to offer any clear answers as to the causes of the problem, nor does it present any proven solutions that would reduce the incidence of withdrawal or drop-out. This study, based on a literature survey and experience gained in an open and distance learning environment, finds that much of the completion data cited in the literature has little comparative value. Hence, it is suggested that the 'problem of drop-out' in open and distance learning, relative to that in face-to-face provision, has been overstated and that the two modes of delivering tertiary education cannot be compared directly.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers
dc.relation.ispartofseries"2.00"
dc.rightsTBA
dc.subjectRetention and completion in education
dc.subjectOpen and distance learning
dc.subjectStudent attrition
dc.subjectTertiary education
dc.subject.other330100 Education Studies
dc.titleStudent retention and support in open and distance learning.
dc.typeWorking Papers
opnz.bibliographicCitationThe Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
opnz.comformsToLower Hutt, New Zealand


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