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Drop Out Rates: Should Traditional and Online Schools Have Their Own Rates?

Dropout rates are a primary concern for universities and governments that want to create accountability in higher education . How dropout rates are defined has a large impact on the future success of schools and may influence those that will be around in the future . Some have argued that the timetables and lack of understanding put online schools at a disadvantage under definitions more in tune with the needs of traditional schools . How Drop Out Rates are Defined The way in which dropout rates are set can make a large difference in the final rate . For example , if a dropout rate is by course level it will have one value while if it is calculated over a year , or two years , will have another . If calculated over longer periods of times the rates may capture students who bounce in and out of classes but have not given up on their education . When a student drops is confusing . The

Why Industry Experts Won't Turn Their Back on Online Education?

Professionals wont turn their back on online doctorates because it provides them one of the only feasible ways to obtain a terminal degree. People with decades of experience don’t often go back to get a doctorate because of the years of time and investment that would pull them away from their business duties. Online doctoral education can marry professional experience and theory in ways that would be difficult for traditional schools to fulfill. Online doctoral education has four purposes (Radda & Mandernach, 2013).: 1.       Prepare the doctoral community to develop knowledge and skills for the 21 st century. 2.       Capture the collective intelligences and knowledge of individuals. 3.       Deepen scholarship and practical application of that scholarship. 4.       To further the interests of scholar-practitioners. Online education has come a long way over the past 20 years and research has shown that the modality is growing in terms of benefits and effectiv