Nontraditional Students In An Online Program


I am a student in the PhD program for Educational Psychology at Capella University, my name is Travis E. Ashley


The purpose of this dissertation study is to understand the experience of nontraditional adult students who are enrolled in an online degree program.

Inclusion criteria:

-Online learner

-Graduate student, either a Masters program or PhD candidate

-Age 25-50

-Previously attended a traditional brick-and-mortar school where traditional is considered a physical classroom attended 3-5 times per week, for a minimum of one hour each session

-Employed at least 35 hours a week

Exclusion criteria:

-Learner with learning disabilites

-Learners in a traditional program

-Undergraduate students who are taking graduate level courses

The total time for the study will be appoximately one hour.  You will fill out a brief demographic questionnaire, and you will participate in an interview via Skype or Zoom, that will last about 45 minutes.  The interview consists of less then ten open-ended questions, participants will be given my contact information at the conclusion of the interview.

For your participation, you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card

My contact information is Travis E. Ashley,



Compensation: Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card

Location: Online study based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Travis E. Ashley at Capella University

Recruitment Began

2020-11-12 15:40:02


Online study based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card


  • Age: 25 to 52
  • Gender: Male, Female, Trans Male, Trans Female, Rather not say
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Education: College Graduate (4 year), Master's Degree (MS)