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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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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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Shelton, Kaye – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
As the demands for public accountability increase for higher education, institutions must demonstrate quality within programs and processes, including those provided through online education. While quality may be elusive to specifically quantify, there have been several recommendations for identifying and defining quality online education that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Accountability, Program Development
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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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Chapman, Diane D. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2006
Online degree programs are continuing to gain popularity among institutions of higher education as indicated by "U.S. News" who recently listed 263 accredited online graduate degree programs on its Web site (U. S. News and World Report, U.S. News Online, n.d.) As the access afforded by distance education increases the number of students…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Online Courses, Higher Education, Web Sites
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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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Schauer, Jolene; Rockwell, S. Kay; Fritz, Susan M.; Marx, Dave B. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
Through a modified Delphi study, an expert panel identified 62 concepts organized in eight issue categories that impact administrative decisions as higher education institutions commit to implementing distance education courses and programs. Using a mail survey, 62 department chairs in Colleges of Agriculture in Land-Grant Universities ranked the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Program Implementation, Educational Administration, Higher Education
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Mohamed, Amel Ahmed Hassan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
This paper considers endeavors to disseminate distance higher education in the Arab region. In particular, three different structures are examined: distance education programs provided by traditional universities, open or distance education universities offering only programs from a distance, and a virtual university. Shortcomings of these…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Harrington, Charles F.; Gordon, Scott A.; Schibik, Timothy J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2004
Over the last decade, the development of computer software and hardware directed toward education and the teaching and learning process has had tremendous impact on course delivery (Glahn and Gen, 2002; Katz, 2003). During this period, higher education has been witness to fundamental changes from courses delivered in the traditional face-to-face…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Computer Software, Management Systems, Teaching Methods
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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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Scanlan, Craig L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2003
U.S. universities and colleges offering distance education courses have increased immensely since 1998, and by 2004 it was expected that distance learners will constitute about 14% of all those enrolled in degree programs. In its preliminary review of distance learning, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (1998) emphasized the need for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Universities, Program Evaluation