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Templeton, Nathan R.; Ballenger, Julia N.; Thompson, J. Ray – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to examine the quality elements of online learning in a regional doctoral program. Utilizing the six quality dimensions of Hathaway's (2009) theory of online learning quality as a framework, the study investigated instructor-learner, learner-learner, learner-content, learner-interface,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality
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Bates, Rodger – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Universities and colleges have been developing institutional continuity plans to protect their ability to function within an environment of increasing uncertainties caused by natural and man-made disasters and events. Within the academic context, distance learning strategies have emerged as critical components for program continuity. This research…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning, Emergency Programs
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Pan, Cheng-Chang – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The marketing mix model was applied with a focus on Web media to re-strategize a Web-based Master's program in a southern state university in U.S. The program's existing marketing strategy was examined using the four components of the model: product, price, place, and promotion, in hopes to repackage the program (product) to prospective students…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Meyer, Katrina A.; Jones, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
This study investigates how graduate students experience their university websites, or the institutional "virtual face." The sample included graduate students admitted to online and blended higher education programs at Texas Tech University and the University of Memphis. A total of 42 students provided open-ended answers to questions…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Adult Students, User Needs (Information)
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Olson, James N.; Hale, Douglas F. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2007
Academic administrators play a critical role in supporting and otherwise encouraging faculty to participate in web-based learning. In the fall of 2000, administrators at five academic institutions in the University of Texas System were surveyed concerning their attitudes on web-based learning. Administrators were defined as Chairs, Deans, and Vice…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology
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Barnard, Lucy; Paton, Valerie Osland; Rose, Kristyn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2007
An increasing number of students are choosing online education programs to complete their higher education. Research concludes that student satisfaction and retention are related to program completion. Furthermore, research indicates that physical distance alone does not influence student satisfaction and retention. In this study, we examined…
Descriptors: Online Courses, State Universities, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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Wu, Yan; Turner, Philip – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2006
Although it is often assumed that the larger the bandwidth of the connection to the Internet, the better, few studies have actually been conducted to investigate the impact of various bandwidth connections on student performance in online courses. The goals of this study were to compare student online behaviors under different bandwidth…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Transfer, Synchronous Communication, Interaction
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Bold, Mary – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
This article describes an online Master's degree in Family Studies and reports on student readiness for distance learning, student satisfaction, and program review. Evaluations indicate that graduate students in Family Studies are sufficiently prepared to succeed in online course work and that they are satisfied with their program, identifying…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Masters Programs, Family Life Education, Distance Education
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Schott, Marshall; Chernish, William; Dooley, Kim E.; Lindner, James R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2003
Delivering high-quality instruction requires innovation in program development and delivery. This article examines the use of merging technologies in the delivery of learner-based instruction, the development of collaborative teaching environments that maximize the efforts of faculty content experts, and the implementation of databases to manage…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Teacher Collaboration