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Online Student Success: Making a Difference

How do students prepare to succeed in an online learning environment? This research project examines the effectiveness of one answer to this question. Cosumnes River College offers a course to meet this need, Online Student Success (OSS). This research project examines the effect on success rates for students who enroll in OSS. Two comparisons are made. One is of online students who have enrolled in OSS compared to online students who have not; the other is a comparison between the online performance of students before and after their enrollment in OSS. Historical data (academic performance, enrollment, and demographic) were collected and analyzed, and an online survey of students who enrolled in the class was conducted. Results indicate a positive relationship between enrollment in OSS and... Show More


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