C o m m o n w e a l t h
A s s o c i a t i o n o f
M u s e u m s
CAM Bulletin Number 1 - Jan. 1996
Distance Learning Program Status Report
The Commonwealth Association of Museums' Distance Learning Program was established in 1987.
During the first year of operation, 25 students were registered in the course. There were 9 graduates from that year, 16 students who dropped out of the course.
During the second year of operation, 7 students were registered. There have been 4 graduates from this year, 2 students that have dropped out of the course and I student who failed to pass with the required 60% grade.
In 1990, 4 students were admitted to the course, 2 of them graduated and 2 did not complete the course. One student entered the course in 1991 and has since graduated. All 3 students who took the course in 1993 have graduated. Of the 2 students who registered for the course in 1994, 1 has graduated and the other is inactive.
The total number of graduates from the course is 20 out of a total number of 42 registrants. There has been an overall drop out rate of 52%. This compares with the average drop out rate for distance education courses in Canada of 40%.
Although the number of students entering the course since 1990 has decreased since course start up, the completion rate of the students is higher. Since 1990, 70% of the students entering the course have completed it.