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Schwehm, Jeremy S.; Lasker-Scott, Tennille; Elufiede, Oluwakemi – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
As noted by Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory, adults learn best through experiences. Typically delivered in a traditional, face-to-face classroom setting, service-learning integrates the knowledge learned in the classroom with real-world experience and community service. E-service-learning, service-learning delivered in part or entirely…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Adult Students, Service Learning
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Selhorst, Adam L.; Bao, Mingzhen; Williams, Lorraine; Klein, Eric – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Classroom discussion boards are a vital part of the online educational experience, providing a venue for peer to peer and student to faculty interactions. However, institutional feedback from students at a large open enrollment university has shown that excess focus on online discussions may lead to fatigue, resulting in lower student…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Students, Feedback (Response)
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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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Todd, Curtis L.; Ravi, Kokila; Akoh, Harry; Gray, Vance – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The landscape of higher education has significantly changed. Methods of instructional delivery, student profiles and degree offerings have transformed traditional brick and mortar institutions. Distance educational courses and programs, either fully online or hybrid, have been a major contributing factor in this shift. While a high percentage of…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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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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Hoey, Rebecca; McCracken, Fawn; Gehrett, Matt; Snoeyink, Rick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Nonprofit private colleges lag behind their public and for-profit counterparts in offering online programs. Many nonprofit private colleges affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) launched their first online programs within the past five years. As a result, administrative structures to manage online programs at…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Private Colleges, Online Courses, Administrators
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Meyer, Katrina A.; Murrell, Vicki S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This article presents the results of a national study of 39 higher education institutions that collected information about their practices for faculty development for online teaching and particularly the content and training activities used during 2011-2012. An instrument of 26 items was developed based on a review of literature on faculty…
Descriptors: Colleges, Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Measures (Individuals)
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Feltenberger Beaver, Alaina; Johnson, Fenimore; Sinkinson, Caroline – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study identifies the professional development needs of instructors teaching online using quantitative and qualitative methods. Twenty-six participants from a convenience sample at the University of Colorado, Boulder's Division of Continuing Education (CE) were surveyed in a Faculty Needs Assessment (FNA) that was open to participants from…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Continuing Education
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Anthony, Kenneth V. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Interaction is a critical component of successful online learning and by extension an important component in overall online program quality. The researcher studied the impact of course design on participation in an online university course. The participants were university students (n = 62, male = 33, female = 29). Their responses from online…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Lin, Hong; Dyer, Kim; Guo, Yu – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Using Fuller's concerns-based model for teacher development, this study identifies concerns and strategies experienced by 103 online instructors in a six-week online professional development course offered multiple times over a three-year period. The study reveals that online instructors identified concerns related to self, task, and impact. In…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Journal Writing
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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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Hixon, Emily; Barczyk, Casimir; Buckenmeyer, Janet; Feldman, Lori – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
This study summarizes the results of a program evaluation of the Distance Education Mentoring Program (DEMP), an ongoing initiative at Purdue University Calumet, Indiana (USA) designed to enhance the development of online courses by mentoring faculty in instructional design principles and technology. The evaluation covers a four year period and is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Mentors, Administrative Policy
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Lackey, Karen – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
This study identifies how higher education institutions are preparing their faculty to teach online using a qualitative methodology. Six participants, three experienced and three non-experienced online faculty members, were purposely selected and interviewed. Participants were asked questions regarding their preparation experiences, the activities…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Block, Judy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2010
This paper will address how the digital divide affects distance education. Lack of access for some students does raise concerns. Access to technology is often defined by what students don't have: what is called a digital divide. Access also is defined by the speed of Internet connections. Access in the future will be even greater as more computers…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Minority Groups
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Osei, Collins K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2010
Distance learning has become a recognized method for delivering educational content in institutions of higher education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions held by graduate students about distance learning offered by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. The survey utilized a 20 question survey…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
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