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Waldner, Leora; McDaniel, Dayna; Esteves, Tammy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online students are often short-changed when they reach their most important milestone--graduation. For many institutions, virtual graduation has proven to be a holy grail of sorts--critically important to student experience, but illusive in form and difficult to achieve. This article explores several existing models of virtual graduations, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Graduation, Synchronous Communication
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Shannon, Patrick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online programs are often viewed as a cost-efficient strategy for increasing revenue for shrinking university budgets but this may not be an accurate assessment. Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) is a budgeting model that is purported to increase efficient delivery of academic programs. As RCM budgeting models have been embraced, many…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Work, Cost Effectiveness, Budgeting
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Piña, Anthony A.; Harris, Phillip – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Amid the continued growth of online learning--and concerns about its quality--a number of different groups have moved to establish tools, such as rubrics and standards for online course quality. This paper highlights the development of the "Instructional Design Standards for Distance Learning" by the Association for Educational…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Academic Standards, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Dudek, Brittany; Duran, Darci; Parscal, Tina – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. This paper outlines the experiences of course developers who contributed to a large-scale OER initiative, including training, knowledge, effort, and satisfaction of course…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Open Educational Resources, Consortia, Community Colleges
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Farrell, Camille M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma's Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) leverages the LMS to assess coursework and co-curricular, informal learning experiences beyond an A-F grade. Students build their STLR Snapshot to show growth in five core employability soft-skill areas and display them in a streamlined way to back up their resume.
Descriptors: College Students, Transformative Learning, Academic Achievement, Career Readiness
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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
With the dramatic increase in the demand for distance learning opportunities in higher education, staffing demands have created a new opportunity for faculty members to teach full-time from remote locations. Previously, a significant portion of online instruction was taught by full-time faculty as part of their regular teaching load or as an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, College Faculty
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Taylor, Cathy; Taylor, Michael W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Open educational resources (OER) can be an effective tool in lowering student textbook expenses and bringing current material into the classroom, but come with many barriers for faculty related to time, expertise, motivation, standardized testing requirements, and subject matter differences. Given the number of potential challenges and problems…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Textbooks, Distance Education
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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Scarpena, Kathleen; Riley, Michele; Keathley, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
In the online environment, faculty engagement in the form of professional development takes on a new significance. Online programs hold strategic importance and growth opportunities for institutions, and therefore universities need faculty members who are engaged and effectively teaching in the online environment (Allen & Seaman, 2013, 2016;…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Brown, Victoria – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Protection of academic integrity in online environments can be challenging. Understanding how the technology works and concerns about each of the methods for monitoring online interactions can assist in the selection of the best proctoring tools. Depending on the content, the type of assessment and the comfort level with the technology, a…
Descriptors: Integrity, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Identification
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Brown, Victoria – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Lower enrollments in the freshman class are forcing institutions to make decisions about how to scale the processes for creating distance learning degrees. However, the scaling up in the migration of face-to-face degrees to online degrees does not need to sacrifice quality. This paper describes the processes used to accelerate the development of…
Descriptors: Scaling, Educational Quality, Online Courses, Academic Degrees
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Howell, Parker S.; Howell, Scott L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) has available for research a large data warehouse of enrollment and graduation information from 1993 to the present for nearly all postsecondary students in the United States. In this most recent academic year, 18 million currently enrolled students alone were added to the database. Some of the following…
Descriptors: Databases, Clearinghouses, Strategic Planning, Marketing
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McCurry, David S.; Mullinix, Bonnie B. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Individualized approaches to online course design benefit faculty in numerous ways. Using a "concierge" model approach, this paper describes the working principles and steps used in course development. The general approach directly addresses many inherent problems with instructional design processes, which often highlight discrepancies…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Models, Course Content
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Piña, Anthony A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
In this article, a popular model for organizational development is utilized as a framework for assessing the organizational readiness and capacity of educational institutions whose leaders wish to establish or expand their online/distance education programs. Examples of institutionalization factors to consider and alternative models for assessing…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Online Courses, Readiness, Institutional Characteristics
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Voelkel, Robert H.; Johnson, Christie W.; Gilbert, Kristen A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Instructional Leadership, Computer Simulation
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