Three Simple Ways to Improve Adult Online Student Persistence

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Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion about student persistence in online education and how to improve it (Lakhal et al., 2021). While exit interviews show that the most common reasons that students leave are ones they cannot directly control, such as a job change or loss, they also leave due to issues they should be able to control, such as missed deadlines. Thus, institutions are focusing on what they can do to help students succeed.

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