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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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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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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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Ozdemir, Devrim; Loose, Rich – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the growing demand for quality online education in the US, developing quality online courses and online programs, and more importantly maintaining this quality, have been an inevitable concern for higher education institutes. Current literature on quality assurance in online education mostly focuses on the development of review models and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Holsombach-Ebner, Cinda – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
The course design and development process (often referred to here as the "production process") at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU-Worldwide) aims to produce turnkey style courses to be taught by a highly-qualified pool of over 800 instructors. Given the high number of online courses and tremendous number of live sections…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Parscal, Tina; Riemer, Deborah – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2010
Student demand for online education requires colleges and universities to rapidly expand the number of courses and programs offered online while maintaining high quality. This paper outlines two universities respective processes to assure quality in large-scale online programs that integrate instructional design, eBook custom publishing, Quality…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Online Courses, Quality Control
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Tipple, Robert – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2010
Post secondary education leaders and administrators are currently facing two separate but inter-related trends: the growth in online education, and the significant increase in adjunct (part-time) faculty. In order to maximize the educational quality and institutional effectiveness, education leaders must develop an approach that levers the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Quality, Leadership Effectiveness
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Mariasingam, Michael A.; Hanna, Donald E. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2006
The number of online degree programs offered by universities, both within the United States and in other countries around the globe, has expanded remarkably from the year 2000 to 2005. Recent research [Pond (2002), Twigg, (2001), Swail and Kampits (2001), Nielson (1997)] indicates that this rapid expansion has superceded the understanding of how…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Online Courses, Guidelines, Program Evaluation
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Yang, Yi; Cornelious, Linda F. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
With a growing number of courses offered online and degrees offered through the Internet, there is a considerable interest in online education, particularly as it relates to the quality of online instruction. The major concerns are centering on the following questions: What will be the new role for instructors in online education? How will…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Quality Assurance
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Winterstein, Beate P. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
To effectively compete in the market of online education, institutions need to get potential students' attention and interest in their high quality online programs. This goal can be reached by developing an online Web portal presenting the institution's online learning environment and the specific class, certificate, or degree program offerings in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Program Development, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Laird, Philip G. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2004
Trinity Western University's development of an integrated and seamless online learning community, intersecting with the traditional face-to-face educational enterprise, has progressed rapidly since the creation of Global Learning Connections in 2002. The development of this perpetual learning infrastructure has necessitated the resolution of four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Deubel, Patricia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2003
Authorship, implementation, and consumer perspectives should be considered when judging the quality of an online course. This article supports that position with reflections of an adjunct professor, who implemented a doctoral level course, Instruction Delivery Systems, during 2001 at Nova Southeastern University that had been authored by another…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Doctoral Programs