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Dudek, Brittany; Duran, Darci; Parscal, Tina – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. This paper outlines the experiences of course developers who contributed to a large-scale OER initiative, including training, knowledge, effort, and satisfaction of course…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Open Educational Resources, Consortia, Community Colleges
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Cutsinger, Marcie M.; Wall, Timothy J.; Tapps, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The increase in the number of students enrolling in online courses (Allen & Seaman, 2013; Bennett, Evans, & Riedle, 2007; Seide, 2016) and students' concern of the level of instructor presence in the predominately online course (Jaggars, 2014; Queiros and de Villiers, 2016; Tichavsky, Hunt, Driscoll, & Jicha, 2015) are reasons this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Student Relationship, Community Colleges
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Ahlstrom, Christopher – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Online programming has expanded greatly within higher education and much attention has been spent on public two year colleges (more commonly known as community colleges) and both private and public four year institutions. This research seeks to expand understanding of the small market of private not-for-profit two year colleges within the United…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Nonprofit Organizations, Online Courses, Community Colleges
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Varnell, Page – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
What are the workload impacts to faculty during a Learning Management System (LMS) transition? What type of support is needed by faculty during an LMS transition? Transitioning to a new LMS may result in faculty problems with learning a new technology platform in addition to teaching. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Phenomenology
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Salley, Witt; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
A continued need exists for community college administrators to develop and implement strategies to ensure sufficient staffing to meet demand for online courses and promote student success. The problem this study addressed was threefold. First, online instructors in the local setting are overextended and are consequently unable to implement best…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Employment Level
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Hachey, Alyse; Conway, Katherine; Wladis, Claire – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Adapting to the 21st century, community colleges are not adding brick and mortar to meet enrollment demands. Instead, they are expanding services through online learning, with at least 61% of all community college students taking online courses today (Pearson, 2011). As online learning is affording alternate pathways to education for students, it…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Learning, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Lint, Anna H. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This quantitative study evaluated and investigated the theoretical underpinnings of the Kember's (1995) student progress model that examines the direct or indirect effects of student persistence in online education by identifying the relationships between variables. The primary method of data collection in this study was a survey by exploring the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Online Courses, College Students, Higher Education
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Jones, Stephanie J.; Meyer, Katrina A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
This study investigated how higher education institutions support their distance learning initiatives through their institutional websites--their "virtual face." The population was 40 institutions, of which 10 each were doctoral/research, master, baccalaureate, and community college, located in 40 different states. Using a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Learning Readiness, College Readiness
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Bates, Rodger A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Distance education strategies for remotely deployed, highly mobile, or institutionalized populations are reviewed and critiqued. Specifically, asynchronous, offline responses for special military units, Native Americans on remote reservations, prison populations and other geographically, temporally or technologically isolated niche populations are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education, Correctional Institutions
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Lesht, Faye; Windes, Deborah L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
This pilot study was conducted in order to explore factors that facilitate and inhibit the teaching of online courses from an administrative perspective. A random sample of community college and public and private universities was selected, and administrators working closely in online education were invited to participate. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Private Colleges, Institutional Survival, Online Courses
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Hall, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
The McVay Revised Readiness for Online Learning questionnaire was given to 116 traditional on-campus and 31 distance education students. The students were enrolled in an introductory class in computer applications on an urban campus of a mid-western community college. Multiple regression equations were developed with the survey scores and the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, On Campus Students, Distance Education, Online Courses