Review

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, …

Dropout in Online Higher Education: A scoping review from 2014 to 2018

Online higher education continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. This article presents a scoping review of the recent literature on the theme, focusing on dropout definitions, concepts, and models, study …

A Methodological Review of Mixed Methods Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (2014–2019)

Mixed methods research has been increasingly recognized as a useful approach for describing and explaining complex issues in palliative care and end-of-life research. However, little is known about the use of this methodology in the field and the …

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 …