In their own words: learning from the experiences of first time distance learners

Brown, M. and Keppell, M. and Hughes, H. and Hard, N. and Shillington, S. and Smith, L. (2013) In their own words: learning from the experiences of first time distance learners. Project Report. University of New England , Armidale, Australia. [Report]

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This study took place set against a backdrop of significant challenges facing traditional distance education. The conventional 'pack and post' or correspondence model of distance education was being threatened by the growth of new technology and increasing concerns about poor retention (attrition), progression and completion rates. In this context, the performance of distance education providers, is increasingly under scrutiny from governments and funding bodies.

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Additional Information: © dehub, University of New England, 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Alternate title: In their own words: experiences of first-time distance learners
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 23:32
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning; distance education; student retention
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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