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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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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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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research [Pond (2002), Twigg, (2001), Swail and Kampits (2001), Nielson (1997)] indicates that this rapid expansion has superceded the understanding of how…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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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