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Howell, Parker S.; Howell, Scott L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) has available for research a large data warehouse of enrollment and graduation information from 1993 to the present for nearly all postsecondary students in the United States. In this most recent academic year, 18 million currently enrolled students alone were added to the database. Some of the following…
Descriptors: Databases, Clearinghouses, Strategic Planning, Marketing
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Howell, Scott L.; Le, Beihe – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the best practice of using "big data" reports to help distance learning administrators better understand their own programs and represent them to stakeholders. The authors examine five reports: (1) the number and percentage of graduates from the main campus who also take classes at the…
Descriptors: Reports, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Christensen, Steven S.; Howell, Scott L.; Hall, C. Giles – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This article is a follow-up to a previous article, "Six Ways to Increase Enrollments at an Extended Campus," published in this journal (vol. 17, no. 4, winter 2015), wherein a seventh best practice to increase course offerings and increase enrollments at an extended campus is presented. This best practice seeks to identify those areas of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Enrollment, Higher Education, Universities
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Christensen, Steven S.; Howell, Scott L.; Christensen, Jordan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This is a "best practices" article focused on sharing six new academic scheduling strategies recently employed by the BYU Salt Lake Center to optimize course offerings and increase enrollments. These strategies are generalizable to other academic programs that help extend academic programs at a distance, including online courses. The…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Higher Education, Extension Education, Campuses
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Spackman, Jonathan S.; Thorup, Jennifer; Howell, Scott L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The need for a reliable strategic planning framework for distance educators and their institutions has never been greater than it is now. Increased government regulations, accreditation standards, and competition are converging with decreased funding from federal, state, and private sources, and administrators require better strategic planning. A…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Distance Education, Colleges, Business
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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