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Miller, Gary; Benke, Meg; Chaloux, Bruce; Ragan, Lawrence C.; Schroeder, Raymond; Smutz, Wayne; Swan, Karen – Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, "Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education" is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Higher Education, Distance Education
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Although the nature of higher education and the students we serve have drastically changed since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, little has changed regarding the award and disbursement of financial aid. In 1965, the typical college student was likely between 18 and 21 years old, living on campus, and a full-time student. In contrast,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Regular and substantive interaction (RSI) between instructors and students is a core component distinguishing distance education from correspondence education. In contrast to correspondence education where students are not in regular and substantive interaction with instructors, distance education is eligible for Title IV financial aid because of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Distance Education, Student Financial Aid
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Current Title IV financial aid eligibility is limited to students enrolled in eligible programs as defined in 34 C.F.R. ยง668.8. Historically, eligibility requirements revolved around several factors including whether the programs were tied to a credential, the length of the program, and whether a student made satisfactory academic progress (SAP).…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
States have always had the ability to regulate institutions conducting instruction or other postsecondary activities in their states. In Fall 2010, a Federal regulation was first released tying institutional and student eligibility for Title IV Federal Financial aid to an institution complying with State laws. Colleges and universities were to be…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, State Regulation, Educational Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
McAlvage, Katherine; Rice, Mary – Online Learning Consortium, 2018
Accessibility in K-12 and higher education is becoming an increasingly complex terrain to traverse as schools increase online materials and instructional delivery options. This white paper provides an overview of critical terms, legal precedents, and other considerations for course designers, instructors, and administrators as they work to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Higher Education
Mehl, Martin; Fose, Luanne – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
Spanning the 2015-2016 academic year, Cal Poly Communications Studies Sr. Lecturer, Martin Mehl, and Lead Instructional Designer, Luanne Fose, from the Cal Poly Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, conducted a formal, institute-wide research pilot on whether or not video assessment can improve faculty feedback for student assignments.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Evaluation
Mehl, Martin; Fose, Luanne – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
The following is the second article in the "Digital Academic Revolution: Mentorship Competency Series" by Martin Mehl and Luanne Fose. It is a "transcribed" conversation between Luanne and Martin about their experience collaborating as a research team and the conceptualization, implementation, and assessment of the Digital…
Descriptors: Mentors, Instructional Design, Holistic Approach, Teamwork
Kessler, Glenn – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
There is a plethora of established theories about online pedagogy. This white paper provides insights into the findings of a research study conducted in January 2016 that focused on the types of training, if any, online instructors have received that pertains to teaching in the online environment. The study was conducted by a team of researchers…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty