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St. Rose, Marie; Moore, Alicia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the growth in technology enables academic institutions to offer online courses to students globally, it is essential for universities to provide quality services to meet the needs and expectations of learners. Student retention in online courses is one of the challenges facing universities today. This is an important concern and should be…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, 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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McNeill, Laura; Rice, Margaret; Wright, Vivian – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Academic research has consistently shown effective teacher presence to be a significant factor in student satisfaction, engagement, perceived learning, and sense of community. The need for effective teaching presence remains of significant importance, particularly with the vast growth of online courses and online degree programs. It is, therefore,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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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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Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Wakeling, Victor; Doral, Murat; Robertson, Patricia R.; Patrono, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Undergraduate students at a large, public, southeastern university enrolled in one of two independent, fully-online courses were released from the instructor-regulated structure mid-semester. Subsequently, the course was structured as student-regulated and students self-managed pace of study and timing of assessments for the remainder of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Independent Study
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Doe, Raymond; Castillo, Matthew S.; Musyoka, Millicent M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
The rise of distance education has created a need to understand students' readiness for online learning and to predict their success. Several survey instruments have been developed to assess this construct of online readiness. However, a review of the extant literature shows that these instruments have varying limitations in capturing all of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Readiness, Educational Technology
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Schwehm, Jeremy S.; Lasker-Scott, Tennille; Elufiede, Oluwakemi – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
As noted by Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory, adults learn best through experiences. Typically delivered in a traditional, face-to-face classroom setting, service-learning integrates the knowledge learned in the classroom with real-world experience and community service. E-service-learning, service-learning delivered in part or entirely…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Adult Students, Service Learning
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Selhorst, Adam L.; Bao, Mingzhen; Williams, Lorraine; Klein, Eric – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Classroom discussion boards are a vital part of the online educational experience, providing a venue for peer to peer and student to faculty interactions. However, institutional feedback from students at a large open enrollment university has shown that excess focus on online discussions may lead to fatigue, resulting in lower student…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Students, Feedback (Response)
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Vu, Phu; Fredrickson, Scott; Meyer, Richard – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
With a dearth of research on human-robot interaction in education and relatively high non-completion rates of online students, this study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a virtual assistant (VA) to respond to questions and concerns of students and provide 24/7 online course content support. During a 16 week-long academic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Robotics, Online Courses, Feasibility Studies
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Christensen, Steven S.; Howell, Scott L.; Hall, C. Giles – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This article is a follow-up to a previous article, "Six Ways to Increase Enrollments at an Extended Campus," published in this journal (vol. 17, no. 4, winter 2015), wherein a seventh best practice to increase course offerings and increase enrollments at an extended campus is presented. This best practice seeks to identify those areas of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Enrollment, Higher Education, Universities
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Page, Eric; Kulick, Melinda – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This study expanded on prior satisfaction and retention research by exploring this relationship within the online for-profit sector. An ex post facto design was utilized at an online for-profit undergraduate institution with programs in the creative arts to explore the relationship between student satisfaction as measured by the Priorities Survey…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Southard, Sheryne; Meddaugh, Joshua; France-Harris, Antoinette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Numerous formats exist for online course delivery: pure online, blended or hybrid, flipped and web-enhanced. The literature is replete with comparison studies on the efficacy of online, hybrid and traditional format courses. However, the self-paced online course, a relatively new and rare variation, has received very little coverage in the body of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Individualized Instruction, Pacing
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Krause, Jackie; Dias, Laura Portolese; Schedler, Chris – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
While competency-based education is growing, standardized tools for evaluating the unique characteristics of course design in this domain are still under development. This preliminary research study evaluated the effectiveness of a rubric developed for assessing course design of competency-based courses in an undergraduate Information Technology…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Comparative Analysis, Courses, Curriculum Design
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McDonough, Colleen; Roberts, Ramona Palmerio; Hummel, Jessamy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Online learning is on the rise, but research on outcomes and student satisfaction has produced conflicting results, and systematic, targeted research on underprepared college students is generally lacking. This study compared three sections (traditional, online, and 50% hybrid) of the same upper-level psychology course, taught with identical…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Online Courses
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