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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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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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Stoebe, Amy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
While there is a lack consensus as to whether orientations for online students should be completed on campus or online, research suggests that having an in-depth orientation and onboarding process increases the academic preparedness of online students and, consequently, improves retention. This action research study attempted to evaluate the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Program Effectiveness, Orientation, Virtual Classrooms
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Johnston, Jason Paul – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Distance education across all levels of education is growing at a rapid rate. As institutions and governments attempt to guide distance education, working definitions and their meanings conflict. Perhaps this is in part because administrators and practitioners are working from definitions that are decades-old. This paper suggests new definitions…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Definitions, Educational Change, Educational History
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Hall, Celine Santiago; Williams, Nikki – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
Whether in business or education, leadership should always take steps to prepare employees for increasing responsibilities and future leadership roles. Continuous leadership training helps ensure employees are prepared to lead their classrooms as well as step into future leadership roles with confidence. Cultivating faculty leadership has numerous…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Leadership Training, Virtual Universities
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Faulkner, Cynthia B.; Webb, Shelly – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
A culminating experience is incorporated into most graduate programs. Capstone courses are one methodology for structuring this experience. These courses are designed to integrate student learning throughout their studies, making them a natural point for program and student learning assessment. The development of capstone courses must consider the…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Capstone Experiences, Graduate Students, Stakeholders
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Faulconer, Emily K.; Dixon, Zachary; Griffith, John; Faulconer, Laura – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
With an increase in distance faculty, it is important to understand how faculty perceptions of undergraduate research mentorship differ between distance and traditional faculty. Perceptions were examined in a medium sized, not-for-profit university with both residential and distance faculty. Residential faculty were more likely to mentor or were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Mentors, Comparative Analysis
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LaBelle, Chris L.; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Rice, Kerry – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020
As enrollments in postsecondary online programs have grown, many institutions have pursued a more centralized business model that consolidates their online programming under a single executive leader, a statewide system office, or a coalition of institutions that have merged operations and assets. In this study, the researchers used an exploratory…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Program Administration, Administrators, Delivery Systems
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Dudek, Brittany; Duran, Darci; Parscal, Tina – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. This paper outlines the experiences of course developers who contributed to a large-scale OER initiative, including training, knowledge, effort, and satisfaction of course…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Open Educational Resources, Consortia, Community Colleges
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Farrell, Camille M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma's Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) leverages the LMS to assess coursework and co-curricular, informal learning experiences beyond an A-F grade. Students build their STLR Snapshot to show growth in five core employability soft-skill areas and display them in a streamlined way to back up their resume.
Descriptors: College Students, Transformative Learning, Academic Achievement, Career Readiness
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