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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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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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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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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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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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Bussmann, Susan; Johnson, Sandra R.; Oliver, Richard; Forsythe, Kerry; Grandjean, Miley; Lebsock, Michelle; Luster, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
What constitutes excellence in teaching for university faculty when they are expected or required to create quality online courses? This is a question that will increasingly be asked of members of promotion and tenure committees as market pressures demand entire degrees be delivered online. Developing a quality online course is a significant…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Tenure, Online Courses
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Stein, Sarah J.; Anderson, Bill – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Distance education research literature tends to focus on building economies of scale as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, the smaller scale distance education operation has a place and there are institutions, such as the one where the current study was set, that, while being keen to improve efficiency and effectiveness…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Administrator Education, Universities, Interviews
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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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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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Lamson, Nina; Babb, David; Schmidt, Robert – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The University of North Georgia utilizes the internal Quality Matters (QM) process to review all their online courses. As our online course offerings have increased, the need to devise a system to track the QM process, ensure timely reviews, and begin recertification of previously reviewed courses was necessary. As a result, several reports have…
Descriptors: Universities, Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Hixon, Emily; Barczyk, Casimir; Ralston-Berg, Penny; Buckenmeyer, Janet – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This study analyzes nontraditional students' perceptions of online course quality. Students were categorized into three groups: traditional, moderately nontraditional, and highly nontraditional. A survey instrument designed to assess online course quality and other demographic characteristics was administered electronically. Course quality was…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Standards
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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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Krause, Jackie; Dias, Laura Portolese; Schedler, Chris – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The growth of competency-based education in an online environment requires the development and measurement of quality competency-based courses. While quality measures for online courses have been developed and standardized, they do not directly align with emerging best practices and principles in the design of quality competency-based online…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Quality
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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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Krause, Jackie; Dias, Laura Portolese; Schedler, Chris – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
While competency-based education is growing, standardized tools for evaluating the unique characteristics of course design in this domain are still under development. This preliminary research study evaluated the effectiveness of a rubric developed for assessing course design of competency-based courses in an undergraduate Information Technology…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Comparative Analysis, Courses, Curriculum Design
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