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Flores, Serena; Walters, Nicole McZeal; Kiekel, Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine holistic perceptions of teachers in a virtual high school who deliver secondary instruction using an online format. The demand for equitable learning spaces to support both teachers and students have led to the increased demand of virtual schools. The questionnaire administered to eight online…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Qualitative Research
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Springer, Scott – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
University and college administrators frequently choose to develop and implement online programs with the help of for-profit companies known as online program management (OPM) providers that specialize in the development and implementation of online programs. This paper reports on the partnership of a private university in the Western United…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Online Vendors, Program Administration, College Administration
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Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Stein, Sarah J.; Anderson, Bill – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Distance education research literature tends to focus on building economies of scale as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, the smaller scale distance education operation has a place and there are institutions, such as the one where the current study was set, that, while being keen to improve efficiency and effectiveness…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Administrator Education, Universities, Interviews
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Shaw, Melanie E.; Clowes, Meena C.; Burrus, Scott W. M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Online faculty must uphold institutional expectations for their performance. Typically, online institutions have specific guidelines for faculty-to-student interactions; yet, student expectations of faculty may not necessarily align with institutional requirements. This study included a typological analysis of institutional requirements for online…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Classification, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Evaluation
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Rich, Telvis M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The extrinsic factors that influence the workplace experiences of 27 adjuncts teaching online were explored. In this qualitative research study, the adjuncts' lived experiences were examined through in-depth interviews. The results indicated three emergent factors which influenced the participants' workplace experiences, and the alternative…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Work Environment
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Schmidt, Steven W.; Tschida, Christina M.; Hodge, Elizabeth M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Research shows most teachers teach as they were taught. However, distance educators lack a model or benchmark for online teaching because many of them have not taken online courses as students. Indeed, many studies on teaching online point to the importance of training for online instructors. Few studies go into specifics about exactly what that…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Benchmarking
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Portugal, Lisa Marie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This study was a phenomenological study examining the experiences of faculty in an online learning environment in order to identify the factors that could produce job burnout and stress in master's programs in education. The challenges and related stress-producing factors were also explored to identify best practices for online faculty and…
Descriptors: Work Ethic, Web Based Instruction, College Faculty, Teaching Experience
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Ryan, Michael; Jonick, Christine; Langub, Lee Woodham – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This study seeks to identify common factors that leaders in online instruction consider most critical to successful teaching and learning at a distance. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the teaching philosophy narratives of the nominees for the "University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Williams, Teresa; Layne, Melissa; Ice, Phil – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
When higher education leaders give little thought or offer little mentoring to their faculty members, there is risk of driving faculty members from teaching online and of them having a poor experience in online teaching. Without mentoring support, faculty members may feel disconnected and unsupported. The purpose of the study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
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Kinneer, James W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
A national survey of health care recruiters was used to compare their attitudes toward four different RN-to-BSN degree options based on the method of instruction (classroom, online) and the type of college (traditional, forprofit). The analysis was based on the data received from 116 respondents who completed the questionnaire. The study findings…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Mooney, Mara; Southard, Sheryne; Burton, Christie H. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Asynchronous online threaded discussions are widely recognized as a tool to enhance learning in the virtual classroom. While they can serve as a mechanism for reinforcing material and promoting a deeper understanding of course content, discussion boards often lack rich and dynamic dialogue, and instead serve as a field of obligatory discourse,…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Virtual Classrooms
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Eskey, Michael T.; Taylor, Cathy L.; Eskey, Michael T., Jr. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
The advent of online learning has created the medium for cyber-bullying in the virtual classroom and also by e-mail. Bullying is usually expected in the workplace and between students in the classroom. Most recently, however, faculty members have become surprising targets of online bullying. For many, there are no established policies nor is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Bullying, Electronic Mail
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Feltenberger Beaver, Alaina; Johnson, Fenimore; Sinkinson, Caroline – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study identifies the professional development needs of instructors teaching online using quantitative and qualitative methods. Twenty-six participants from a convenience sample at the University of Colorado, Boulder's Division of Continuing Education (CE) were surveyed in a Faculty Needs Assessment (FNA) that was open to participants from…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Continuing Education
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Hendricks, Stacy; Bailey, Scott – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
As the student population becomes more diverse, university administrators are challenged with meeting those needs in a variety of settings. Specifically, most universities are offering courses through three delivery methods: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Although all three methods have existed for quite some time, pedagogical concerns…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Online Courses
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