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Puzziferro, Maria; McGee, Elisabeth – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented shift in how health science education is delivered (Sandars et al., 2020). With face-to-face learning, such as lab and classroom interactions, largely unavailable during the pandemic, institutions have been required to quickly shift the learning environment to a fully virtual format. While…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Health Sciences, Laboratories
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Griffith, John; Faulconer, Emily; McMasters, Bobby – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
Various instructor qualities have been shown to have variable influences student outcomes in online courses. In this study, the impact of faculty quality on student performance was examined by comparing student performance when taught by excellent faculty and average faculty (determined through administrative evaluations). We examined 328 student…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Mathematics, Statistics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Brockerhoff-Macdonald, Bettina; Sckopke, Christina – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
Why are newly admitted students to online programs not registering in courses in the session for which they applied for admission? Two surveys were completed (January 2019 and May 2019) by students who had accepted an offer of admission into an online program at Laurentian University, but had subsequently not registered for courses for the…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Admission, College Applicants, College Students
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Bartlett, Michelle E.; Warren, Carrol – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
In a rapidly evolving climate wrought with a multitude of challenges and complications, transitioning seated courses to an online format resulted in creative and positive changes which resulted in student success and faculty resilience. This research project was developed by a leadership center at a large land grant university in an effort to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Tucker, Lauren; Quintero-Ares, Angie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the dramatic shift to online learning for professors and students. In addition to rapidly building capacity to teach and to learn online, professors were removed from their professional communities. Social learning opportunities which exist in the workplace are essential to brainstorm ideas, to discuss teaching…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Technological Literacy
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Fendler, Richard J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
Much of the online education literature stresses the importance of teacher presence. The most common techniques used by online teachers to achieve presence are frequently posting written announcements, providing clear written instructions on assignments, offering students meaningful written feedback, and timely responding to emails. However, if…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Felber, Sarah – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
This literature-based study seeks to identify best practices for adjunct faculty participation in the centralized design of online courses. Literature from 2014-June 2018 relating to faculty participation in course and curriculum design was identified through a search of the ERIC database. Following further examination, nine studies were selected…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses, Teacher Participation, Curriculum Design
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Adler, Katherine M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Carnegie Units (CU) quantify the time spent by students in and out of class in terms of content engagement. The rule states that for every one hour spent in a face-to-face setting, students spend an additional two hours of study time or engagement with the material). For colleges offering both online and residential courses with the same content,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Time on Task, Learner Engagement, Online Courses
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Terantino, Joe – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Over the past decade, scholars have explored factors that motivate or impede faculty decisions to teach online in the broader context of higher education (Mitchell & Geva-May, 2009; Shea, Pickett, & Li, 2005; Tabata & Johnsrud, 2008; Wright, 2014; Zhen, Garthwait, & Pratt, 2008). However, comparable research in specific, academic…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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Johnson, David; Cox, Jennifer – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
This article examines the use of the phrase "best practices" in academic literature that discusses online learning. Results of our study indicate that, despite the ubiquity of this phrase in academic literature concerning online pedagogy, the majority of articles lack empirical support for promoting certain approaches as "best…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Misconceptions
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Gibson, Nancy; Rayburn, William; Campbell, Tracie; Bhatt, Parishweta; Loftus, Anna; Duncan, Loretia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
This case study describes a collaborative process by various teaching and distance support units to create and run a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the subject of Leadership. Whereas typical collaboration arrangements in the literature involve partnerships of various teaching and support units, the collaboration of course developer,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration, Distance Education, Program Development
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Chongwony, Lewis; Gardner, Joel L.; Tope, Amie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Researchers in the field of instructional design and educational technology journals usually focus on the practice of instructional design; however, the management and leadership of instructional design has typically received little emphasis. Recent studies have investigated the competencies associated with effective leadership and management of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Administration, Job Analysis, Occupational Information
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Brothen, Erin; Staley, Kim; Matson, Heather; Smock, Jason; Bennett, Erika – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
As the modes of course development in universities shift to be more team-based, librarians are now contributing core components of course development operations. This article outlines the ways that librarians at Capella University have been integrated systematically into course development. Adding librarians to specific points throughout the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, Curriculum Development
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Bove, Lisa Anne; Conklin, Sheri – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Learning Management Systems (LMS) provide a variety of tools and functions to support teaching and learning that include, but are not limited, to group chats, threaded discussions, document sharing, assignments, quizzes, grading and course evaluations. Migrating to a new LMS can be a challenge for faculty, in fact, changes in technology have been…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teacher Education, Adoption (Ideas), Integrated Learning Systems
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Wilson, Steffen; Gore, Jonathan; Williamson, Brianna – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
This paper reports two related studies on the role of student work, university connectedness, and taking online courses on college student academic success. In study 1, it was found that differences in GPA between students taking varying numbers of courses online is predicted by the number of hours students are working and not course format. It…
Descriptors: Student College Relationship, Sense of Community, Academic Achievement, College Students
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