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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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McNeal, Lisa; Gray, Jennifer – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Many faculty struggle with designing and teaching online courses. Classic standardized course review models, such as the ones developed by Quality Matters (QM), are valuable tools, yet they often enforce rigid standards and lead to time-intensive course reviews. This paper offers a new solution as two faculty ask, "What would happen if an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Course Evaluation, Academic Standards
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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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Burrus, Scott W. M.; Fiore, Todd D.; Shaw, Melanie E. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online doctoral education is expanding; however, there is a paucity of research on the predictors of student success in these programs. Institutional leaders struggle to provide the academic environment and interventions to help online doctoral students make continual progress and complete their doctoral research, especially in open enrollment…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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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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Bond, Jeremy; Dirkin, Kathryn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Instructional design continues to evolve and demonstrates positive growth. Understanding of the field remains limited by relative novelty, simplistic definitions, and linear depictions. This study investigates the current state of practice to reveal a wide scope, a diverse range of functions and specializations present in instructional design. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Specialization, Gender Differences, Definitions
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Lesht, Faye; Schejbal, David; Shiels, Roxanne; Mailloux, Mark – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This multi-institutional study examined the giving patterns of alumni of online degree programs as compared to alumni of campus-based degree programs. Similarities and differences were statistically examined relative to the act of giving as well as the amount given to the respective institution by alumni within three years of the most recent…
Descriptors: Alumni, Donors, Online Courses, College Graduates
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Andrews-Graham, D'Nita A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This phenomenological research was designed to learn and understand the transitioning experience of higher education faculty moving from online instruction to traditional face-to-face instruction. One of the most significant phenomenon occurring in higher education today is distance education. Technology and distance education are on the rise in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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