This student retention and support project proposal addresses the existing concern for declining success rates of students in their accounting and finance related courses within the Business – Marketing and Business – Management and Entrepreneurship programs at Algonquin College. Although learning outcomes and entrance requirements have not changed within the program, the success rate of learners has declined to less than 70%. The proposed online learning portal will be implemented using PLATO, a self paced personalized learning environment which will be embedded within the curriculum for the existing Skills for Success course found within the 1st semester of both programs. The portal will be monitored by an experienced math tutor in order to ensure learners receive the cognitive and affective support needed for their success.
MDDE650 - Student Support Proposal