Persistence

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 …

A literature review on the definitions of dropout in Online Higher Education

Online higher education continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. However, there are many different definitions of dropout (and related concepts: attrition, persistence, and retention) in the literature, …

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 …

The time factor in studies on dropout in online higher education: Initial review of the literature and future approaches

This paper addresses the factor of time in relation to dropout in online higher education (OHE), linking both to fully online models such as UOC’s. In OHE, time-related reasons are the most important factors for dropping-out; conversely, time …