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Leeds, Elke M.; Cope, Jim – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
KSU redefined the MOOC value proposition through collaboration of university leadership and faculty. The new proposition shifts measures of success beyond just course completion to include measures that benefit students, faculty, and the institution. Students benefitted through access to open educational resources, the acquisition of professional…
Descriptors: Success, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Online Courses
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Keil, Suzanne; Brown, Abbie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
A review of distance education accreditation policies and standards written by the six United States regional accrediting commissions and two national accrediting organizations: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; the North Central…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Educational Policy
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Hoey, Rebecca; McCracken, Fawn; Gehrett, Matt; Snoeyink, Rick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Nonprofit private colleges lag behind their public and for-profit counterparts in offering online programs. Many nonprofit private colleges affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) launched their first online programs within the past five years. As a result, administrative structures to manage online programs at…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Private Colleges, Online Courses, Administrators
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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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Bates, Rodger; Mooney, Mara – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The ability to reach a variety of audiences in diverse environments has made distance learning a major form of education and training in the 21st century. Though traditionally encountered in the educational and business communities, distance learning has proven an important resource for a variety of other constituencies. Terrorist groups have…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Audiences, Learning Strategies, Terrorism
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Markova, Mariya – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The potential impacts and implications of technology on the professional lives of instructors in higher education, and the role of leadership in integrating educational technology, present a variety of complexities and challenges. The purpose of this paper is to identify the reasons why faculty members are not fully embracing technology and what…
Descriptors: Models, Leadership Styles, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Bailie, Jeffrey L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine whether a set of instructional practices commonly prescribed to online faculty in the higher education setting were consistent with the expectations of a group of experienced online student participants. Online faculty performance conventions were collected from 20 institutions of higher learning located in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Williams, Teresa; Layne, Melissa; Ice, Phil – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
When higher education leaders give little thought or offer little mentoring to their faculty members, there is risk of driving faculty members from teaching online and of them having a poor experience in online teaching. Without mentoring support, faculty members may feel disconnected and unsupported. The purpose of the study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
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Meyer, Katrina A.; Murrell, Vicki S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This article presents the results of a national study of 39 higher education institutions that collected information about their practices for faculty development for online teaching and particularly the content and training activities used during 2011-2012. An instrument of 26 items was developed based on a review of literature on faculty…
Descriptors: Colleges, Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Measures (Individuals)
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Mayhew, Barry – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This articles describes an occurrence that has been happening during the past two to three decades--a steadily increasing number of educational institutions that provide students with the opportunity to earn degrees without having to conform to the elaborate set of policies, procedures, and regulations long associated with so called traditional…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Opportunities
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Barr, Bonny – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
89% of colleges and universities in the United States offer online courses and of those institutions 58% offer degree programs that are completely online (Parker, Lenhart & Moore, 2011).Providing online student services is an important component of these distance programs and is often required by accrediting bodies. Health and wellness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, College Students, Mental Health Programs
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Pollard, Herbert; Minor, Maria; Swanson, Andree – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
A change in the Community of Inquiry (COI) framework with an addition of an instructor social presence is suggested. The sample included 137 students in the School of Business of an online university. The independent variables were teaching and social presences from the COI framework and instructor social presence from an instrument developed for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Courses, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Tobin, Thomas J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Administrators in higher-education institutions are faced with an often-conflicting landscape of laws, court cases, adopted practices, rules of thumb, and folk wisdom related to copyright concerns on their campuses. Ask any ten faculty member and receive ten different responses about what constitutes fair use, who owns content created for courses,…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Copyrights, Legal Responsibility
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Kinneer, James W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
A national survey of health care recruiters was used to compare their attitudes toward four different RN-to-BSN degree options based on the method of instruction (classroom, online) and the type of college (traditional, forprofit). The analysis was based on the data received from 116 respondents who completed the questionnaire. The study findings…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Mooney, Mara; Southard, Sheryne; Burton, Christie H. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Asynchronous online threaded discussions are widely recognized as a tool to enhance learning in the virtual classroom. While they can serve as a mechanism for reinforcing material and promoting a deeper understanding of course content, discussion boards often lack rich and dynamic dialogue, and instead serve as a field of obligatory discourse,…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Virtual Classrooms
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