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Mosier, Brian; Lynn, Susan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The incredible growth rates and increased enrollments in virtual physical education (VPE), otherwise known as K-12 online physical education, continue to rise. VPE has the potential to service K-12 student learning in independent and self-paced curriculum. However, VPE brings a healthy skepticism among the profession. To this point, it is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Content Analysis, Case Studies
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Kumar, Swapna; Dawson, Kara – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
This article describes successes and challenges of the first implementation of an online Ed.D. program that impacted students' professional growth and practice. Based on an analysis of student survey comments, student interviews, and faculty interviews at the end of the first year, program improvements were made for future cohorts. Lessons learned…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Programs, Communities of Practice, Best Practices
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Black, Erik; DiPietro, Meredith; Ferdig, Richard; Polling, Nathanial – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009
Limited data exists related to teaching and learning in K-12 virtual schools. This paper builds upon a recent study related to successful practices of K-12 online instructors. The paper describes the utilization of a survey built upon qualitatively derived best practices of K-12 online instructors and provides the opportunity to relate these…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Professional Development
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Johnson, Douglas F. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2004
At the University of Florida, in Spring 2003, more than 32,000 individuals enrolled in courses using the centrally-supported Course Management System (CMS). Because less than 1 full time equivalent (FTE) was allocated to support the CMS, this created problems for both users and support providers. In the face of rapid growth, support resources for…
Descriptors: Technology Planning, Database Management Systems, Resource Allocation, Educational Resources
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Deubel, Patricia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2003
Authorship, implementation, and consumer perspectives should be considered when judging the quality of an online course. This article supports that position with reflections of an adjunct professor, who implemented a doctoral level course, Instruction Delivery Systems, during 2001 at Nova Southeastern University that had been authored by another…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Doctoral Programs