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Ferguson, Karen; Aitken, Renee – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Traditionally, online learning has been limited to written lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments with an occasional video presentation or simulation included due to the limitations of technology (Kirkwood & Price, 2013). While this form of learning has served the online environment well, the process does not address individual…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Individual Needs, Electronic Learning, Retention (Psychology)
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Fiore, Todd D.; Heitner, Keri L.; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Approximately 50% of doctoral students do not complete their degrees. Attrition for online doctoral programs is 10% to 20% higher than traditional programs. This study's purpose was to understand online doctoral students' perceptions about the role of academic advisement in transitioning from coursework to independent research. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Doctoral Students, Academic Persistence
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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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Harton, Helen C.; Aladia, Salomi; Gordon, Anita – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
We surveyed representative samples of 303 faculty and 656 students at a midsized public comprehensive university on their perceptions of cheating in online vs. traditional courses and examined whether these might differ based on gender, experience, major, or other factors. The majority of both faculty and students perceived cheating and plagiarism…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Rath, Logan; Olmstead, Kathleen; Zhang, Jie; Beach, Pamela – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Across the nation, the demand for online teaching continues to steadily increase according to data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES, 2018). Currently, about one in six college students is enrolled in a 100% online program and more than 33% of college students are enrolled in at least one…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, College Faculty
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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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Folk, Kevin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
This study evaluated the impact of a First-Year Experience (FYE) program on student success at a small, private, faith-based distance learning university serving a predominantly nontraditional student population. Student data (N = 399) from two groups were compared to determine if the FYE made a difference in student success as measured by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Distance Education, First Year Seminars, Small Colleges
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Blakey, Carla Hugg; Major, Claire Howell – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Given the increasing numbers of students who choose to learn online, educators should understand the conditions necessary for student success in this environment. Previous studies have documented that student engagement is essential to student learning, retention, persistence, and satisfaction. In this descriptive qualitative study, we sought to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Distance 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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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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Stein, Sarah J.; Anderson, Bill – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Distance education research literature tends to focus on building economies of scale as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, the smaller scale distance education operation has a place and there are institutions, such as the one where the current study was set, that, while being keen to improve efficiency and effectiveness…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Administrator Education, Universities, Interviews
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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Textbook prices are continuously rising in higher education. This paper analyzes a business model which makes commercial textbooks more expensive, and explains why this issue tends to be more severe in the field of distance learning in higher education. It reports a case of adoption of open educational resources (OER) textbook for an online course…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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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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