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Parsons, Priscilla; Shelton, Kaye – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education remains embroiled in transition driven by cost of attendance, technological advances, globalization, hyper-competition, and stakeholder expectations. Concurrently, advances in online education have prompted increased integration within the educational enterprise. Not only are modern institutions faced with the necessity to respond…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Models, Online Courses
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Ferguson, Karen; Aitken, Renee – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Traditionally, online learning has been limited to written lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments with an occasional video presentation or simulation included due to the limitations of technology (Kirkwood & Price, 2013). While this form of learning has served the online environment well, the process does not address individual…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Individual Needs, Electronic Learning, Retention (Psychology)
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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan; Fortner, Emily – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The challenge of teaching online increases as the number of sections or courses increase in a semester. The tactics and techniques which enrich online instruction in the tradition of quality matters can be modified and adapted to the demands of multiple instructional needs during a semester. This paper addresses time management and instructional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Time Management
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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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Markova, Mariya – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The potential impacts and implications of technology on the professional lives of instructors in higher education, and the role of leadership in integrating educational technology, present a variety of complexities and challenges. The purpose of this paper is to identify the reasons why faculty members are not fully embracing technology and what…
Descriptors: Models, Leadership Styles, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Pittman, Candice N.; Heiselt, April K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the increasing number of students enrolling in distance education, there is a need to consider the accessibility of course materials in online learning environments. Four major groups of disabilities: mobility, auditory, visual, and cognitive are explored as they relate to their implementation into instructional design and their impact on…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Education, Educational Principles
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Lee, Cheng-Yuan; Dickerson, Jeremy; Winslow, Joe – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The structure of an online course, including the navigational interface, visual design of materials and information, as well as the communication tools to facilitate learning, can affect students, instructors, programs and educational organizations in various ways. This paper examines online course structural issues derived from previous research…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Online Courses, Design Requirements, Postsecondary Education