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Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom; Siko, Jason; DeBruler, Kristen; Bruno, Justin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Andrews-Graham, D'Nita A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This phenomenological research was designed to learn and understand the transitioning experience of higher education faculty moving from online instruction to traditional face-to-face instruction. One of the most significant phenomenon occurring in higher education today is distance education. Technology and distance education are on the rise in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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Hammond, Helen G.; Coplan, Michael J.; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
While content and pedagogical knowledge are the foundation of quality instruction, there are a number of administrative, policy, and operational factors that influence instructional behaviors. Understanding the influence (positive or negative) of operational functions on teaching and learning can help inform policies, procedures, and support to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bazluki, Marjorie; Gyabak, Khendum; Udermann, Brian – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This case study explored the impact a quality assurance course review had on instructors at University of Wisconsin--La Crosse (UWL). This in-house created rubric is used to conduct formal course reviews of online classes developed by instructors at this medium-sized Midwestern public university. Also included in this case study, are results from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Feedback (Response)
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Flores, Serena; Walters, Nicole McZeal; Kiekel, Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine holistic perceptions of teachers in a virtual high school who deliver secondary instruction using an online format. The demand for equitable learning spaces to support both teachers and students have led to the increased demand of virtual schools. The questionnaire administered to eight online…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Qualitative Research
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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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Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Gardner, Joel; Chongwony, Lewis; Washington, Tawana – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Research in instructional design and educational technology journals typically focuses on the theories, technologies, and processes related to practice of instructional design. There is little research emphasis, however, on leadership and management of instructional design in higher education. Investigating the competencies associated with…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Leadership Qualities, Delphi Technique, Educational Technology
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Doe, Raymond; Castillo, Matthew S.; Musyoka, Millicent M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
The rise of distance education has created a need to understand students' readiness for online learning and to predict their success. Several survey instruments have been developed to assess this construct of online readiness. However, a review of the extant literature shows that these instruments have varying limitations in capturing all of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Readiness, Educational Technology
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Maxson, Chad – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
This study explored priorities for online instructional behavior in post-traditional programs at Private Christian University (PCU). No prior study had been identified that compared the online instructional priorities among fulltime faculty (n = 73) and online adjunct faculty (n = 69). This study would benefit those who oversee online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior, Private Colleges
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Garrett, Kristi N.; Benson, Angela D. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
From a quantitative perspective, this study examined the instructional design knowledge of higher education instructors and others within the instructional design/technology arena who are members of a global educational based Internet forum. Results showed significant difference in opinions between genders, where males were more inclined to…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, College Faculty, Internet, Attitude Measures
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Budash, Deborah; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Persistence in online learning experiences has been perceived as chronically lower than in face-to-face learning, but a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon has proven elusive. As online learning opportunities continue to expand, a better understanding of how learners and faculty perceive persistence is needed to foster this continued…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Masters Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Prottas, David J.; Cleaver, Catherine M.; Cooperstein, Deborah – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
There continues to be a lack of congruence in the attitudes of faculty and administrators with respect to online or distance education. The authors developed and administered a questionnaire to assess pertinent attitudes and perceptions of full and part-time faculty (n= 421) toward online instruction at their private university in a U.S. Middle…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Portugal, Lisa Marie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This study was a phenomenological study examining the experiences of faculty in an online learning environment in order to identify the factors that could produce job burnout and stress in master's programs in education. The challenges and related stress-producing factors were also explored to identify best practices for online faculty and…
Descriptors: Work Ethic, Web Based Instruction, College Faculty, Teaching Experience
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Freeman, Lee A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
How much time does it take to teach an online course? Does teaching online take more or less time than teaching face-to-face? Instructors, department chairs, deans, and program administrators have long believed that teaching online is more time-consuming than teaching face-to-face. Many research studies and practitioner articles indicate…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Time Management, Time
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