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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Budhrani, Kiran; Moore, Robert L.; Jokiaho, Annika – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
With the increase in number of courses being offered online, there is an increase in the need for professional development support for instructors to teach online. The purpose of this study is to examine faculty perceptions on professional development needs for online teaching, specifically in the U.S. and in Germany. Based on a qualitative…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Online Courses
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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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Waldner, Leora; McDaniel, Dayna; Esteves, Tammy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online students are often short-changed when they reach their most important milestone--graduation. For many institutions, virtual graduation has proven to be a holy grail of sorts--critically important to student experience, but illusive in form and difficult to achieve. This article explores several existing models of virtual graduations, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Graduation, Synchronous Communication
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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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Parsons, Priscilla; Shelton, Kaye – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education remains embroiled in transition driven by cost of attendance, technological advances, globalization, hyper-competition, and stakeholder expectations. Concurrently, advances in online education have prompted increased integration within the educational enterprise. Not only are modern institutions faced with the necessity to respond…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Models, Online Courses
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Bove, Lisa Anne; Conklin, Sheri – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
When faculty need to use technology that is not familiar to them, it may take more time to integrate into to their teaching. The purpose of this study was to gather data on the ease of use and usefulness of the Blackboard LMS in anticipation of transitioning to a new LMS. A survey with the Technology Adoption Model (TAM) usability and perceived…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Adoption (Ideas), College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom; Siko, Jason; DeBruler, Kristen; Bruno, Justin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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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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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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Clapp, Alison; Reynolds, Ashley; Bell, Barry; Lockhart, Eleanor; Todd, Gemma; Connell, Tracy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Development and maintenance of online distance learning Masters courses in a higher education institute Medical School Graduate School involves the interaction of an e-learning team with subject specialists, all of whom are time poor. To allow course development to proceed smoothly it must be a managed process. Challenges were revealed during an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Maintenance, Medical Schools
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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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Watts, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As online learning continues to grow and became an integral component of many higher education institutions, the role of leadership in guiding those online learning initiatives differs from institution to institution. This paper explores the experiences of leaders in centers for teaching and learning who have a role in online learning leadership…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Private Colleges, Electronic Learning, Administrator Role
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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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