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Heberling, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discussion of academic cheating and plagiarism focuses on occurrences in online courses, based on experiences at Baker College (Michigan). Highlights include tools to fight plagiarism; using search engines to detect plagiarism; digital paper mills; plagiarism detection companies; and the role of administrators and faculty. (LRW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cheating, Higher Education, Internet
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Halsne, Alana M.; Gatta, Louis A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discussion of the growing use of distance education focuses on a study that compared the learning styles of community college students who enrolled in an off-campus online course via the Internet and those who were taking the same course on-campus. Examines demographic characteristics, employment and occupational status, and educational…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction
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Valentine, Doug – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Examines some of the current research and thought on the promises, problems, and the future possibilities in modern distance learning, particularly types that are delivered via electronic means. Topics include history of distance learning; quality of instruction; cost effectiveness; misuse of technology; equipment problems; instructor attitudes…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
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Qureshi, E.; Morton, Larry L.; Antosz, E. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discusses distance learning demographics, distance learning motivation, and barriers, and reports results of a questionnaire sent to students at a Canadian university that identified characteristics of students enrolling in distance education programs. Examines four models of descriptive characteristics (demographic, experiential, motivational,…
Descriptors: Demography, Discriminant Analysis, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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O'Quinn, Lisa; Corry, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Reports results of a study of community college faculty's responses to factors that were identified as inhibitors to their participation in distance education. Compares responses given by different groups of faculty and division chairs and discusses ways in which colleges and universities could respond to their concerns. (LRW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education
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Schifter, Catherine – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Describes a survey of faculty and administrators at a research university that investigated faculty use of technology in teaching, motivating and inhibiting factors for participating in distance education, and understanding of policies on distance education. Presents a factor analysis of motivating and inhibiting factors and considers gender, age,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Age Differences, Distance Education, Factor Analysis
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Yeung, Davey – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discusses quality assurance benchmarks for distance education and describes results of a survey of academic staff at higher education institutions in Hong Kong that measured their perception of quality assurance in Web-based learning. Examines institutional support; course development; teaching/learning process; course structure; student support;…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Course Organization, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Jones, Edmund T.; Lindner, James R.; Murphy, Tim H.; Dooley, Kim E. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discussion of faculty attitudes toward distance education and potential barriers to faculty acceptance and adoption focuses on a study that investigated faculty perceptions regarding distance education competence, value, and educational technology support by philosophical position towards distance education. Suggests the need to more effectively…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Communication (Thought Transfer), Competence, Distance Education
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Pond, Wallace K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discusses contemporary challenges for quality assurance and accreditation in light of electronic learning and the impact of technology. Highlights include a history of formal education and quality criteria; new paradigms, including the role of end users and focusing on outcomes rather than processes; and definitions of quality assurance and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Distance Education, Educational History, Online Courses
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Meyer, Katrina A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2002
Discusses the impact of various policies, including faculty compensation, workload, intellectual property, and geographic service areas, on distance education enrollment growth. Reports on five cases based on data from a survey of members of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications and presents a framework for understanding why…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Policy, Enrollment Influences, Faculty Workload
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Tucker, Sheila – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
This study examined pretest and posttest scores, homework grades, research paper grades, final exam scores, final course grades, learning styles, and ages of distance education and traditional students enrolled in a business communications class to determine if distance education is better, worse, or as good as traditional education. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Business Administration Education, Cognitive Style, Conventional Instruction
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Gearhart, Deb – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Examines the changing world of education through distance education and discusses the need for ethics in distance education. Explains how to ethically develop policy for distance education, including Internet ethics, good practices guidelines, and involving faculty. (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Ethics, Guidelines
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Carliner, Saul – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Identifies 13 administrative issues that arise when teaching distance education courses with students enrolled through other higher education institutions. Highlights include administrative models; academic cultures; academic calendars; registration processes; text books and additional readings; library resources; course materials; copyright…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Bower, Beverly L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Discussion of distance education in higher education focuses on faculty concerns that lead to resistance. Topics include the adequacy of institutional support, including salary, promotion and tenure, workload, and training; changes in interpersonal relationships with students; and the issue of quality. (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Workload, Higher Education
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Prestera, Gustavo E.; Moller, Leslie A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Applies an established model of organizational alignment to distance education in postsecondary institutions and recommends performance-oriented approaches to support growth by analyzing goals, structure, and management practices across the organization. Presents performance improvement strategies such as benchmarking and documenting workflows,…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement
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