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Success and failure in distance education: perceptions of lecturers and students in business management

Killen, Roy; Loedolff, Piet; Marias, Andre

Abstract:
This paper presents the results of a recent investigation at the University of South Africa that attempted to identify the post-enrolment factors that lecturers and students see as having important influences on students’ success in undergraduate Business Studies courses. Data were gathered from students enrolled in all years of the BCom degree and from lecturers in one department servicing that degree. Various forms of analysis revealed a strong agreement between lecturers and students on factors that have the potential to lead to student success but a much weaker agreement about factors that might lead to student failure. These differences have implications for lecturers’ instructional practices and for students’ approaches to studying.

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Document Title: Success and failure in distance education: perceptions of lecturers and students in business management
Journal: South African Journal of Higher Education
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
No. of Pages: 147-158


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:International
Keywords:University of South Africa UNISA, Distance Learning, Business Studies,Student Learning, Student Perception, Faculty Perceptions, Dropout Rates, Research Methodology


File Size:96 KB
Rights:This is the author's post print.
Date Added:23 March 2007


Killen, Roy; Loedolff, Piet; Marias, Andre (2003). Success and failure in distance education: perceptions of lecturers and students in business management, South African Journal Of Higher Education 17 (2): 147-158