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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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McCurry, David S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Administrators of distance learning courses and programs are faced with various data needs related to a range of issues; from enrollment tracking to faculty development to cost and revenue analysis. This paper will explore a proposed common data set for online program administrators and strategies for implementation. The framework offered for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This article provides a twelve-year review of my "OJDLA" article ("Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration," University of West Georgia) on the future of global learning, and updates related to issues such as societal need, technologies, course design, administration affairs, faculty support, and student service.
Descriptors: Global Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Educational Administration
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Howell, Scott L.; Le, Beihe – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the best practice of using "big data" reports to help distance learning administrators better understand their own programs and represent them to stakeholders. The authors examine five reports: (1) the number and percentage of graduates from the main campus who also take classes at the…
Descriptors: Reports, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Purcell, Jennifer W.; Scott, Heather I.; Mixson-Brookshire, Deborah – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Teaching observations are commonly used among educators to document and improve teaching effectiveness. Unfortunately, the necessary protocols and supporting infrastructure are not consistently available for faculty who teach online. This paper presents a brief literature review and reflective narratives of educators representing online education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Previous research identified a variety of special populations which may be serviced through online learning activities. These have included the military, Native Americans, prisoners, remote occupations, and others. This paper focuses the growing role of distance learning opportunities for student and professional athletes. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Education
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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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Acolatse, Tanae Wolo – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The discussion board is a tool used in online teaching that allows students to share ideas and facilitate learning. Research suggests that while the discussion board has been an enlightening experience for online students, there is concern that the online classroom has become stagnant and in some cases boring and ineffective. This paper proposes…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Morris, Teresa; Jones, Celeste A.; Sehrawats, Seema – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This paper describes the development of a partnership between three campuses to develop a (DL) education program-serving employees of county and tribal Health and Human Service Departments in remote rural areas of California. Specifically, the program supports the development of a career pathway for students living in isolated regions of Northern…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Distance Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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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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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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Christensen, Steven S.; Howell, Scott L.; Christensen, Jordan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This is a "best practices" article focused on sharing six new academic scheduling strategies recently employed by the BYU Salt Lake Center to optimize course offerings and increase enrollments. These strategies are generalizable to other academic programs that help extend academic programs at a distance, including online courses. The…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Higher Education, Extension Education, Campuses
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Alexiou-Ray, Jennifer; Bentley, Courtney C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Meaningful technology use in education continues to improve given an increase in access to available technologies and professional development. For educators, professional development has focused on approaches for technology use that foster content-specific best practices and improve student learning in traditional classroom formats. Meaningful…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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