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Such a personalized approach is lauded by Leeds at Kennesaw, where similar practices have been implemented. Now, before they can enroll in online courses, students are required to take aptitude tests on subject matter and their facility with technology. The school warns those who score poorly—who are easily confused by technology, or don't pay attention to details, for example—that completing a course online is no simple task.
Though online enrollment is rising at an exponential pace nationwide, Leeds believes retention is still rooted on the individual level and that a blanket approach will ultimately fail. "You have to have different approaches for different students," she says. "It takes more individual motivation."
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