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Cooper, Lori J.; Laster-Loftus, Amanda; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education faculty have numerous responsibilities that are not limited to instruction of classes. While it is well established in literature that faculty have a diverse set of responsibilities that extend well beyond a 40-hour work week, this information has yet to be cohesively transferred into suggestions for institutions to utilize when…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Parsons, Priscilla; Shelton, Kaye – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education remains embroiled in transition driven by cost of attendance, technological advances, globalization, hyper-competition, and stakeholder expectations. Concurrently, advances in online education have prompted increased integration within the educational enterprise. Not only are modern institutions faced with the necessity to respond…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Models, Online Courses
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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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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
With the dramatic increase in the demand for distance learning opportunities in higher education, staffing demands have created a new opportunity for faculty members to teach full-time from remote locations. Previously, a significant portion of online instruction was taught by full-time faculty as part of their regular teaching load or as an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, College Faculty
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Thomas, Jonathan E.; Graham, Charles R.; Piña, Anthony A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
As enrollment of students in online courses has steadily increased over the last few decades, very little attention has been given to online instructor evaluation. This is an area of online education that needs additional research to better ascertain the current state of online instructor evaluation as well as discover ways to improve its…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This article provides a twelve-year review of my "OJDLA" article ("Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration," University of West Georgia) on the future of global learning, and updates related to issues such as societal need, technologies, course design, administration affairs, faculty support, and student service.
Descriptors: Global Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Educational Administration
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Gardner, Joel; Chongwony, Lewis; Washington, Tawana – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Research in instructional design and educational technology journals typically focuses on the theories, technologies, and processes related to practice of instructional design. There is little research emphasis, however, on leadership and management of instructional design in higher education. Investigating the competencies associated with…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Leadership Qualities, Delphi Technique, Educational Technology
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Bedford, Laurie A.; Rossow, Katie A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLC) have become an innovative way to meet the professional development needs of faculty in the online learning environment. Walden University's model for PLCs, the Walden Junto, uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online strategies and is based on a philosophy that embraces the faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Models
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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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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan; Fortner, Emily – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The challenge of teaching online increases as the number of sections or courses increase in a semester. The tactics and techniques which enrich online instruction in the tradition of quality matters can be modified and adapted to the demands of multiple instructional needs during a semester. This paper addresses time management and instructional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Time Management
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Christensen, Steven S.; Howell, Scott L.; Hall, C. Giles – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This article is a follow-up to a previous article, "Six Ways to Increase Enrollments at an Extended Campus," published in this journal (vol. 17, no. 4, winter 2015), wherein a seventh best practice to increase course offerings and increase enrollments at an extended campus is presented. This best practice seeks to identify those areas of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Enrollment, Higher Education, Universities
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Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The increasing scarcity of women within higher academic ranks is troublesome, especially as associate and full-professors with tenure are generally those tapped for leadership positions. This study surveyed female administrators in distance education in an effort to thematically analyze their perceptions of distance learning in higher education.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Sex Role, Females, Distance Education
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Corbett, Amanda; Brown, Abbie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This article explores the literature that focuses on the various roles librarians and libraries play in distance education settings. Learners visit libraries either in person or via networked computing technology to ask for help with their online courses. Questions range from how to upload a document with a learning management system, to how to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Librarians, Library Role, Literature Reviews
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