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Crawford, Corinne; Barker, Joel; Seyam, Achraf – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
In 2014, community colleges are overcrowded, underfunded, and serve a diverse population. Community colleges are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demands of their nontraditional student body on a shrinking budget. Increasing their online offerings appeared to be a perfect solution. Unfortunately, research has shown that community…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Maier, Linda – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
This article describes the results of a mixed-methods study that examined the perceptions of community among online faculty in Washington state community and technical colleges. Twelve community and technical colleges were randomly selected from the 34 colleges in Washington state. Results indicated significant differences between females versus…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Online Courses, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Abdous, M'hammed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
The confluence of technology convergence, market forces, and student demand for greater access is reshaping higher education institutions. Indeed, the convergence of technological innovations in hardware, software, and telecommunications, combined with the ubiquity of learning management systems, is reconfiguring and strengthening traditional…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Blended Learning, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
America's K-12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges for U.S. schools. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Shortage, Skilled Workers
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Broughton, Connie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
People do not want to know the history, minutiae of policy, or operations, or even the political intrigues of a virtual consortium. People want to know if the consortium has value, whether it can help them, and if it is a threat. In this article, the author focuses on the operating principles and policies that have proven successful in the…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Environment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2008
The 2007-09 Appropriations Act provided funding to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to study the state's capital facility and technology capacity. Specifically, "...state appropriation is provided solely to implement a capital facility and technology capacity study which will compare the 10-year enrollment projections with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Projections, Educational Facilities, Educational Technology