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Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom; Siko, Jason; DeBruler, Kristen; Bruno, Justin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Roberts, Donna; Griffith, John C.; Faulconer, Emily; Wood, Beverly L.; Acharyya, Soumyadip – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Education researchers have conducted studies on the relationship of learning mode to student performance, but few studies have evaluated pass rate, grade distribution and student withdrawal rate in an introductory research methods course. In this study, researchers examined 2,097 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year to determine if such…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grades (Scholastic), Research Methodology, Introductory Courses
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Shannon, Patrick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online programs are often viewed as a cost-efficient strategy for increasing revenue for shrinking university budgets but this may not be an accurate assessment. Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) is a budgeting model that is purported to increase efficient delivery of academic programs. As RCM budgeting models have been embraced, many…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Work, Cost Effectiveness, Budgeting
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Bickle, Marianne C.; Rucker, Ryan D.; Burnsed, Katherine Annette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
The purposes of this study were to examine students' satisfaction with online learning and identify attributes that contribute to humanizing the online classroom. A total of 228 students participated in the study, which attempted to determine whether students perceived a social presence in the online course as a result of a variety of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Satisfaction, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Clapp, Alison; Reynolds, Ashley; Bell, Barry; Lockhart, Eleanor; Todd, Gemma; Connell, Tracy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Development and maintenance of online distance learning Masters courses in a higher education institute Medical School Graduate School involves the interaction of an e-learning team with subject specialists, all of whom are time poor. To allow course development to proceed smoothly it must be a managed process. Challenges were revealed during an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Maintenance, Medical Schools
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Bond, Jeremy; Dirkin, Kathryn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Instructional design continues to evolve and demonstrates positive growth. Understanding of the field remains limited by relative novelty, simplistic definitions, and linear depictions. This study investigates the current state of practice to reveal a wide scope, a diverse range of functions and specializations present in instructional design. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Specialization, Gender Differences, Definitions
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Lesht, Faye; Schejbal, David; Shiels, Roxanne; Mailloux, Mark – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This multi-institutional study examined the giving patterns of alumni of online degree programs as compared to alumni of campus-based degree programs. Similarities and differences were statistically examined relative to the act of giving as well as the amount given to the respective institution by alumni within three years of the most recent…
Descriptors: Alumni, Donors, Online Courses, College Graduates
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Andrews-Graham, D'Nita A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This phenomenological research was designed to learn and understand the transitioning experience of higher education faculty moving from online instruction to traditional face-to-face instruction. One of the most significant phenomenon occurring in higher education today is distance education. Technology and distance education are on the rise in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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Hammond, Helen G.; Coplan, Michael J.; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
While content and pedagogical knowledge are the foundation of quality instruction, there are a number of administrative, policy, and operational factors that influence instructional behaviors. Understanding the influence (positive or negative) of operational functions on teaching and learning can help inform policies, procedures, and support to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Effectiveness
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Schwalbe, Stephen Richard; Harvey, Gilbert Glenn, Jr. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This paper is a proposal that online universities should establish partnerships with city governments to create field placement opportunities for graduate students of public administration. The research was accomplished by reviewing current articles on field placements for traditional universities and by disseminating a 9-question survey to 100…
Descriptors: Public Administration, Field Experience Programs, Virtual Universities, Partnerships in Education
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Cutsinger, Marcie M.; Wall, Timothy J.; Tapps, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The increase in the number of students enrolling in online courses (Allen & Seaman, 2013; Bennett, Evans, & Riedle, 2007; Seide, 2016) and students' concern of the level of instructor presence in the predominately online course (Jaggars, 2014; Queiros and de Villiers, 2016; Tichavsky, Hunt, Driscoll, & Jicha, 2015) are reasons this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Student Relationship, Community Colleges
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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Thomas, Jonathan E.; Graham, Charles R.; Piña, Anthony A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
As enrollment of students in online courses has steadily increased over the last few decades, very little attention has been given to online instructor evaluation. This is an area of online education that needs additional research to better ascertain the current state of online instructor evaluation as well as discover ways to improve its…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Taylor, Cathy; Taylor, Michael W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Open educational resources (OER) can be an effective tool in lowering student textbook expenses and bringing current material into the classroom, but come with many barriers for faculty related to time, expertise, motivation, standardized testing requirements, and subject matter differences. Given the number of potential challenges and problems…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Textbooks, Distance Education
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Bazluki, Marjorie; Gyabak, Khendum; Udermann, Brian – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This case study explored the impact a quality assurance course review had on instructors at University of Wisconsin--La Crosse (UWL). This in-house created rubric is used to conduct formal course reviews of online classes developed by instructors at this medium-sized Midwestern public university. Also included in this case study, are results from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Feedback (Response)
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