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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Budhrani, Kiran; Moore, Robert L.; Jokiaho, Annika – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
With the increase in number of courses being offered online, there is an increase in the need for professional development support for instructors to teach online. The purpose of this study is to examine faculty perceptions on professional development needs for online teaching, specifically in the U.S. and in Germany. Based on a qualitative…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Online Courses
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St. Rose, Marie; Moore, Alicia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the growth in technology enables academic institutions to offer online courses to students globally, it is essential for universities to provide quality services to meet the needs and expectations of learners. Student retention in online courses is one of the challenges facing universities today. This is an important concern and should be…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom; Siko, Jason; DeBruler, Kristen; Bruno, Justin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Roberts, Donna; Griffith, John C.; Faulconer, Emily; Wood, Beverly L.; Acharyya, Soumyadip – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Education researchers have conducted studies on the relationship of learning mode to student performance, but few studies have evaluated pass rate, grade distribution and student withdrawal rate in an introductory research methods course. In this study, researchers examined 2,097 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year to determine if such…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grades (Scholastic), Research Methodology, Introductory Courses
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Shannon, Patrick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Online programs are often viewed as a cost-efficient strategy for increasing revenue for shrinking university budgets but this may not be an accurate assessment. Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) is a budgeting model that is purported to increase efficient delivery of academic programs. As RCM budgeting models have been embraced, many…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Work, Cost Effectiveness, Budgeting
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Bickle, Marianne C.; Rucker, Ryan D.; Burnsed, Katherine Annette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
The purposes of this study were to examine students' satisfaction with online learning and identify attributes that contribute to humanizing the online classroom. A total of 228 students participated in the study, which attempted to determine whether students perceived a social presence in the online course as a result of a variety of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Satisfaction, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Clapp, Alison; Reynolds, Ashley; Bell, Barry; Lockhart, Eleanor; Todd, Gemma; Connell, Tracy – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Development and maintenance of online distance learning Masters courses in a higher education institute Medical School Graduate School involves the interaction of an e-learning team with subject specialists, all of whom are time poor. To allow course development to proceed smoothly it must be a managed process. Challenges were revealed during an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Maintenance, Medical Schools
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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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Ferguson, Karen; Aitken, Renee – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Traditionally, online learning has been limited to written lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments with an occasional video presentation or simulation included due to the limitations of technology (Kirkwood & Price, 2013). While this form of learning has served the online environment well, the process does not address individual…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Individual Needs, Electronic Learning, Retention (Psychology)
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Lesht, Faye; Schejbal, David; Shiels, Roxanne; Mailloux, Mark – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This multi-institutional study examined the giving patterns of alumni of online degree programs as compared to alumni of campus-based degree programs. Similarities and differences were statistically examined relative to the act of giving as well as the amount given to the respective institution by alumni within three years of the most recent…
Descriptors: Alumni, Donors, Online Courses, College Graduates
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Andrews-Graham, D'Nita A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This phenomenological research was designed to learn and understand the transitioning experience of higher education faculty moving from online instruction to traditional face-to-face instruction. One of the most significant phenomenon occurring in higher education today is distance education. Technology and distance education are on the rise in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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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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