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Wednesday, March 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
For-profit Undergraduate Graduate and Retention Rate Learning Relationships

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There is a need to change the perception of the quality of online learning from for-profit universities. Government regulators have become concerned with the retention and graduation rates of perceived unqualified students who choose for-profit universities and the online learning delivery option. There is no standard set of criteria that will measure the effectiveness of education these learning modalities provide. Most studies exam student behavior, preference, or performance and do not compare modality of learning. In order to understand if a correlational relationship exists an Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) was conducted to determine the relationship between learning modality and graduation and retention rates using for-profit universities as selection criteria. This approach tested whether the known hypotheses are consistent with the researcher’s understanding of the perception that the modality of learning influences retention and graduation rates at for-profit universities independent of other elements of the online learning process. The theoretical framework that was used for this study is self-directed learning (SDL).

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Dr. Sherdenia Stewart

IS&T Program Director, South University
Dr. Stewart earned her PhD in Information Technology with a specialization in Education from Capella University. She is a graduate of Webster University with a MA in Educational Technology and University of South Carolina with a BS in Technology Support and Training Management. Dr... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Holley I/II