Factors Influencing Adult Learners' Decision to Drop Out or Persist in Online Learning

  title={Factors Influencing Adult Learners' Decision to Drop Out or Persist in Online Learning},
  author={Ji-Hye Park and Hee Jun Choi},
  journal={Educational Technology & Society},
The number of adult learners who participate in online learning has rapidly grown in the last two decades due to online learning's many advantages. In spite of the growth, the high dropout rate in online learning has been of concern to many higher education institutions and organizations. The purpose of this study was to determine whether persistent learners and dropouts are different in individual characteristics (i.e., age, gender, and educational level), external factors (i.e., family and… CONTINUE READING
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