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Unravelling the Complexities of Distance Education Student Attrition


Distance Education Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 0158-7919


Reports results of an investigation into the complexities of student attrition in a distance education course at the University of Sydney. Results of interviews were divided into four main categories: situational, including a student's particular circumstances; dispositional, including student attitudes; institutional; and epistemological, including perceived difficulty of the course content. (LRW)


Morgan, C.K. & Tam, M. (1999). Unravelling the Complexities of Distance Education Student Attrition. Distance Education, 20(1), 96-108. Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .

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