Share Paper: Online Program Design and Student Attrition: Feedback from Students

  1. Michael Waugh, University of Tennessee, United States
  2. Jian Su, University of Tennessee, United States
Tuesday, March 8 4:00-4:30 PM McGavock's A

Abstract: This paper describes results from a case study that focuses on the initial implementation of a new, online instructional program, the WebIT M.S. in Instructional Technology, offered at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville during 2008-2010. Survey data were collected from two groups of students: a self-selected sample of those students who dropped out of the WebIT program within the first year (DROPPERS), and the students who successfully completed the WebIT program in the Spring of 2010 (COMPLETERS). These two groups of students were compared in an attempt to identify possible differences that would help program faculty make future admission ...