Secrets of Online Success: Lessons from the Community Colleges

Lorenzetti, Jennifer Patterson
June 2005
Distance Education Report;6/1/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p3
The article reports on the importance and success of the online education system. To better understand the factors related to the retention and satisfaction of online students, the two colleges undertook a study to compare online and on-campus students. The goals of the study were to improve online student retention, understand why students don't complete online courses, address faculty and administrative concerns regarding online learning, and provide information for the colleges' continuous assessment and improvement process.


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