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Title: Differences among online student profiles taking a break: factors for continuance intention and effective re-enrolment vs dropout
Author: Grau Valldosera, Josep
Minguillón Alfonso, Julià  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: dropout
distance education
online learning
higher education
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2017
Citation: Grau Valldosera, J. & Minguillón Alfonso, J. Differences among online student profiles taking a break: factors for continuance intention and effective re-enrolment vs dropout.
Abstract: Taking into account that the flexibility of online higher education allows students to take breaks, the intention to continue is analyzed of those students that have not enrolled in the second semester. Thanks to a longitudinal analysis, re-enrolment intention can be compared with the effective restart of the studies in the third semester. An e-mail survey was sent to 1,216 non-active students and bivariate analysis is used to explore the relation of the variables collected with intention and effective re-enrolment. Results show that satisfaction with course-programme variables such as learning resources and the support received or the learning platform are very closely related with re-enrolment intention. Additionally, the latter turns out to be one of the necessary although not sole conditions for effective re-enrolment. This knowledge makes it possible for institutions to design personalized actions to re-engage students who are taking a break.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/104126
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