First-year students

Fostering retention in Online Higher Education: Students' perceptions of an intervention addressing their first-year experience

Dropout represents one of the greatest challenges faced by online higher education. This paper presents an institutional intervention aimed at fostering retention and success of first-year undergraduate students at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya …

Evaluando el proceso para asegurar los resultados: Experiencia de una intervención institucional orientada a la retención de los estudiantes de primer año

En este trabajo se presenta una intervención a escala institucional llevada a cabo con el objetivo de mejorar la experiencia de los estudiantes de primer año en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, una institución online y abierta. El objetivo final …

Persistence, dropout, and the time-factor in fully online higher education: A qualitative study with first-year students

Online higher education (OHE) continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. This research aimed at investigating and exploring how first-year, fully online OHE students experienced and managed their time and how …

ESPRIA. Millora de l’Acompanyament dels Estudiants de Primer Any

El projecte ESPRIA (acrònim de l’expressió “EStudiants de PRImer Any”) és una intervenció institucional a gran escala de millora de l’acompanyament dels estudiants nouvinguts a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), que té com a objectiu …

Institutional support to provide freshmen with flexible learning paths at course and semester level in open higher education

As an open university, at UOC there are nearly no enrolment requirements and, furthermore, students freely choose the courses they want to take each semester. But most of the students that choose UOC to combine their daily live with university …