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McNeal, Lisa; Gray, Jennifer – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Many faculty struggle with designing and teaching online courses. Classic standardized course review models, such as the ones developed by Quality Matters (QM), are valuable tools, yet they often enforce rigid standards and lead to time-intensive course reviews. This paper offers a new solution as two faculty ask, "What would happen if an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Course Evaluation, Academic Standards
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Acolatse, Tanae Wolo – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The discussion board is a tool used in online teaching that allows students to share ideas and facilitate learning. Research suggests that while the discussion board has been an enlightening experience for online students, there is concern that the online classroom has become stagnant and in some cases boring and ineffective. This paper proposes…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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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