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Clapp, Alison; Reynolds, Ashley; Bell, Barry; Lockhart, Eleanor; Todd, Gemma; Connell, Tracy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Development and maintenance of online distance learning Masters courses in a higher education institute Medical School Graduate School involves the interaction of an e-learning team with subject specialists, all of whom are time poor. To allow course development to proceed smoothly it must be a managed process. Challenges were revealed during an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Maintenance, Medical Schools
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Adams, Cindy L.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Because funding for many higher education institutions is based on student persistence and graduation rates, and because competition for online student enrollments is fierce among public and private institutions, quality and competitiveness in online course development, instruction, and administration is imperative. Additionally, because distance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Consortia
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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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Springer, Scott – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
University and college administrators frequently choose to develop and implement online programs with the help of for-profit companies known as online program management (OPM) providers that specialize in the development and implementation of online programs. This paper reports on the partnership of a private university in the Western United…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Online Vendors, Program Administration, College Administration
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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Based on recent studies of self-reflective learning and its effects on various learning outcomes, this study examined the concept of self-reflective learning in the context of the Robust Learning Model (RLM), which is a learning model designed for improving the educational effectiveness of online degree programs. Two models were introduced to…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Online Courses, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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Schwehm, Jeremy S.; Lasker-Scott, Tennille; Elufiede, Oluwakemi – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
As noted by Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory, adults learn best through experiences. Typically delivered in a traditional, face-to-face classroom setting, service-learning integrates the knowledge learned in the classroom with real-world experience and community service. E-service-learning, service-learning delivered in part or entirely…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Adult Students, Service Learning
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Gardner, Joel; Bennett, Patrick A.; Hyatt, Niccole; Stoker, Kevin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Higher education is undergoing great changes that require universities to adapt quickly, and making these changes can be difficult. One discipline that can aid in executing change is project management, which has developed a set of clear processes and strategies for completing initiatives quickly and effectively. Several authors have identified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Case Studies, Student Projects
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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Textbook prices are continuously rising in higher education. This paper analyzes a business model which makes commercial textbooks more expensive, and explains why this issue tends to be more severe in the field of distance learning in higher education. It reports a case of adoption of open educational resources (OER) textbook for an online course…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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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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Davis, Julia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This case study offers insights into the motivation and experiences of a cyber-student, an individual who completes all or portions of an online class for the registered student. The cyber-student shares information on the inner-workings of online companies specializing in matching cyber-students with potential clients. A portrait of both a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Cheating, Online Courses, Case Studies
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Fontaine, Sherry J.; Cook, Shawn M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Engagement in co-curricular activities is a means of educating the whole student, providing an opportunity for the integration of academic, professional, and personal development. Residential programs offer students campus-based, co-curricular experiences that foster the development of student knowledge and personal development outside of the…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Betts, Kristen; Heaston, Amy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The need for online and blended programs within higher education continues to grow as the student population in the United States becomes increasingly non-traditional. As administrators strategically offer and expand online and blended programs, faculty recruitment and retention will be key. This case study highlights how a public comprehensive…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Public Colleges, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Hagan, Eric J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This qualitative case study investigated how adult graduates of online Bachelor's degree programs describe the online aspect of their degree. Online education is promoted as a method for adult students to access the benefits of a college degree. Therefore, it is important for prospective online students, higher education institutions and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adult Education, Case Studies, Bachelors Degrees
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Hoffman, Michael S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Higher education institutions are increasingly looking to online education as a means to broaden their market reach, increase student enrollments and ultimately realize increased tuition revenue. Many institutions, however, find that they have insufficient infrastructure resources to launch one or more fully online learning programs. A small…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Lin, Hong; Dyer, Kim; Guo, Yu – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Using Fuller's concerns-based model for teacher development, this study identifies concerns and strategies experienced by 103 online instructors in a six-week online professional development course offered multiple times over a three-year period. The study reveals that online instructors identified concerns related to self, task, and impact. In…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Journal Writing
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