Opportunity through online learning: improving student access, participation and success in higher education

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Author: Stone, Cathy


Online learning has a critical place in widening access and participation in higher education for a diverse range of students, many of whom are from backgrounds which have been historically underrepresented at university. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, students with disability, regional and remote students, Indigenous students, and students who are first in their families to enter university (first-in-family) are represented particularly strongly in online undergraduate programs. However, both retention and completion rates for online students are considerably lower than...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Quality; Equity; Participation; Outcomes; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Online learning; Quality assurance; Curriculum; Pedagogics; Learning support; Access to education and training; Student retention; Completion; Achievement; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Perth, Western Australia: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, 2017

Physical description: 85 p. (report) + 9 p. (executive summary) + 7 p. (guidelines)

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On cover: Equity Fellowship final report

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.1043

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