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Factors Affecting Online Certificate Program Dropouts
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, Middle East Technical University, Turkey ; , University of Memphis, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study examined the factors affecting student retention in an online certificate program. In this research, a quantitative method was used. In order to collect which factors affected student attrition, the Online Course Dropout survey was developed and used. A Dropout survey was sent to 98 students who drop the program by e-mail. Twenty six students returned the survey. The data were collected anonymously. The data obtained through the surveys were analyzed by descriptive techniques. The findings show that the most important factor affecting student retention is finding sufficient time to study. Having personal problem and affordability of the program took second and third order.

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Yukselturk, E. & Inan, F.A. (2004). Factors Affecting Online Certificate Program Dropouts. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2253-2273). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 20, 2019 from .

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