Thesis defense

21 February, 2020

On Thursday the 18th, February 2020, Josep Grau-Valldosera obtained his Ph.D. Degree after defensing his thesis entitled “A dropout definition for continuance intention and effective re-enrolment models in online distance learning“, within the UOC Education and ICT (e-learning) Doctoral programme. The thesis was supervised by Julià Minguillón.

In this thesis, two main contributions are discussed:

  1. A dynamic definition for effectively measuring dropout in flexible enrollment scenarios (such as distance / open universities). This was partially published here: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1628 
  2. The similarities and differences between continuance intention and effective re-enrollment. This was partially published here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10494820.2018.1470986 
About the author
Profesor de los estudios de Informática, Multimedia y Telecomunicación de la UOC. Su ámbito de conocimiento es el análisis de entornos de aprendizaje virtual (e-learning) y recursos educativos abiertos. También es investigador en el grupo LAIKA.
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