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Adams, Cindy L.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Because funding for many higher education institutions is based on student persistence and graduation rates, and because competition for online student enrollments is fierce among public and private institutions, quality and competitiveness in online course development, instruction, and administration is imperative. Additionally, because distance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Consortia
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Cooper, Lori J.; Laster-Loftus, Amanda; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education faculty have numerous responsibilities that are not limited to instruction of classes. While it is well established in literature that faculty have a diverse set of responsibilities that extend well beyond a 40-hour work week, this information has yet to be cohesively transferred into suggestions for institutions to utilize when…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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Bryan, Charity; Leeds, Elke; Wiley, Tarrica – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
In the fall of 2017, the University System of Georgia (USG) embarked upon a robust study to determine the cost of delivering online education at each USG institution. An in-depth analysis related to the cost of online course and faculty development; technology and infrastructure; support services and; administrative services was conducted on each…
Descriptors: Universities, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Online Courses
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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Scarpena, Kathleen; Riley, Michele; Keathley, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
In the online environment, faculty engagement in the form of professional development takes on a new significance. Online programs hold strategic importance and growth opportunities for institutions, and therefore universities need faculty members who are engaged and effectively teaching in the online environment (Allen & Seaman, 2013, 2016;…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Robertson, Patricia R.; Wakeling, Victor – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Three separate baseline decisions are recommended when designing an undergraduate course prior to considering any course content. The "Three S" course design decisions include determining (1) the "setting" (on-campus, online or hybrid), (2) the learning "style" (passive or active), and (3) the learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Organization, Delivery Systems, Learning Strategies
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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Based on recent studies of self-reflective learning and its effects on various learning outcomes, this study examined the concept of self-reflective learning in the context of the Robust Learning Model (RLM), which is a learning model designed for improving the educational effectiveness of online degree programs. Two models were introduced to…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Online Courses, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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Rawlins, Troy A.; Ali, Rifath – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
A traditional classroom atmosphere, creates a paradigm in which university professors must be able to quickly identify and accommodate differences among student-learning needs to achieve favorable academic performance scores while simultaneously working within university policies regarding course deviation(s) or alteration(s) in dates and times.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Muslims
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Mollenkopf, Dawn; Vu, Phu; Crow, Sherry; Black, Chilene – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Although a growing number of students are accessing online learning programs, there are concerns about the quality of these programs. Multiple reports examined online program quality, but many of those studies had methodology and design issues that make it difficult to interpret the findings conclusively. This study attempted to address the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Budash, Deborah; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Persistence in online learning experiences has been perceived as chronically lower than in face-to-face learning, but a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon has proven elusive. As online learning opportunities continue to expand, a better understanding of how learners and faculty perceive persistence is needed to foster this continued…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Masters Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan; Fortner, Emily – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The challenge of teaching online increases as the number of sections or courses increase in a semester. The tactics and techniques which enrich online instruction in the tradition of quality matters can be modified and adapted to the demands of multiple instructional needs during a semester. This paper addresses time management and instructional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Time Management
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Acolatse, Tanae Wolo – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The discussion board is a tool used in online teaching that allows students to share ideas and facilitate learning. Research suggests that while the discussion board has been an enlightening experience for online students, there is concern that the online classroom has become stagnant and in some cases boring and ineffective. This paper proposes…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Kane, Robert Todd; Shaw, Melanie; Pang, Sangho; Salley, Witt; Snider, J. Blake – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
With the ever-increasing availability of online education opportunities, understanding the factors that influence online student satisfaction and success is vital to enable administrators to engage and retain this important stakeholder group. The purpose of this ex-post-facto, nonexperimental quantitative study was to investigate the impact of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
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