Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Community College Students and Online Courses

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Community College Students and Online Courses

Article excerpt

A study by the Community College Research Center at the Teachers College at Columbia University examined the completion rate of community college students enrolled in online courses throughout the state of Washington. The research, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, followed 51,000 students between 2004 and 2009.

The study revealed that students enrolled in online remedial courses were 11% less likely to complete the course as compared to students enrolled in the corresponding face-to-face course. Also, researchers found a correlation between an increase in the number of online courses taken by a student and a decrease in that student's chance of graduation or transfer.

Despite the convenience online courses offer, students may be underprepared for technical difficulties and lack the self-motivation that is required to complete the courses. …

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