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McCurry, David S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Administrators of distance learning courses and programs are faced with various data needs related to a range of issues; from enrollment tracking to faculty development to cost and revenue analysis. This paper will explore a proposed common data set for online program administrators and strategies for implementation. The framework offered for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Previous research identified a variety of special populations which may be serviced through online learning activities. These have included the military, Native Americans, prisoners, remote occupations, and others. This paper focuses the growing role of distance learning opportunities for student and professional athletes. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Education
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Morris, Teresa; Jones, Celeste A.; Sehrawats, Seema – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This paper describes the development of a partnership between three campuses to develop a (DL) education program-serving employees of county and tribal Health and Human Service Departments in remote rural areas of California. Specifically, the program supports the development of a career pathway for students living in isolated regions of Northern…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Distance Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Youger, Robin E.; Ahern, Terence C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
There are many strategies for estimating the effectiveness of instruction. Typically, most methods are based on the student evaluation. Recently a more standardized approach, Quality Matters (QM), has been developed that uses an objectives-based strategy. QM, however, does not account for the learning process, nor for the value and worth of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Instructional Design
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Corbett, Amanda; Brown, Abbie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This article explores the literature that focuses on the various roles librarians and libraries play in distance education settings. Learners visit libraries either in person or via networked computing technology to ask for help with their online courses. Questions range from how to upload a document with a learning management system, to how to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Librarians, Library Role, Literature Reviews
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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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Keil, Suzanne; Brown, Abbie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
A review of distance education accreditation policies and standards written by the six United States regional accrediting commissions and two national accrediting organizations: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; the North Central…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Educational Policy
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Bates, Rodger; Mooney, Mara – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The ability to reach a variety of audiences in diverse environments has made distance learning a major form of education and training in the 21st century. Though traditionally encountered in the educational and business communities, distance learning has proven an important resource for a variety of other constituencies. Terrorist groups have…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Audiences, Learning Strategies, Terrorism
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Gascoigne, Carolyn; Parnell, Juliette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the rise in online and hybrid courses at the post-secondary level, many institutions are offering various online learning readiness assessments to students who are considering these instructional formats. Following a discussion of the characteristics often attributed to successful online learners, as well as a review of a sample of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Postsecondary Education
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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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Hollman, Wayne A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Significant growth in online programs has created demand for online courses and therefore opportunities for employment for online educators. The vast majority of these employment opportunities have been filled by online adjuncts. A special category of online adjunct has surfaced that leverages the autonomy of working online with freedom from…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Employment Opportunities, Employment, Teaching Experience
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Rubin, Beth – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Higher Education is in a state of change, and the existing business models do not meet the needs of stakeholders. This article contrasts the current dominant business models of universities, comparing the traditional non-profit against the for-profit online model, examining the structural features and online teaching practices that underlie each.…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Ozdemir, Devrim; McDaniel, James – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
In this article, the process of obtaining state authorizations for distance education at George Mason University is presented. The purpose of the paper is to provide guidance to those four-year public universities that deliver distance education programs. In order to attract students from multiple states, the U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Distance Education, Student Loan Programs, Universities
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