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Cutsinger, Marcie M.; Wall, Timothy J.; Tapps, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The increase in the number of students enrolling in online courses (Allen & Seaman, 2013; Bennett, Evans, & Riedle, 2007; Seide, 2016) and students' concern of the level of instructor presence in the predominately online course (Jaggars, 2014; Queiros and de Villiers, 2016; Tichavsky, Hunt, Driscoll, & Jicha, 2015) are reasons this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Student Relationship, Community Colleges
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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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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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Bussmann, Susan; Johnson, Sandra R.; Oliver, Richard; Forsythe, Kerry; Grandjean, Miley; Lebsock, Michelle; Luster, Tyler – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
What constitutes excellence in teaching for university faculty when they are expected or required to create quality online courses? This is a question that will increasingly be asked of members of promotion and tenure committees as market pressures demand entire degrees be delivered online. Developing a quality online course is a significant…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Tenure, Online Courses
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Hamilton, Diane – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Due to the growth of interest in soft skills and personality traits in education, the perceptions of the value online instructors place on emotional intelligence (EI), warrants scholarly attention. Organizations have embraced the value of emotional intelligence in employees. If online professors are instrumental in preparing students to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Surveys
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Selhorst, Adam L.; Bao, Mingzhen; Williams, Lorraine; Klein, Eric – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Classroom discussion boards are a vital part of the online educational experience, providing a venue for peer to peer and student to faculty interactions. However, institutional feedback from students at a large open enrollment university has shown that excess focus on online discussions may lead to fatigue, resulting in lower student…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Students, Feedback (Response)
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Maxson, Chad – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
This study explored priorities for online instructional behavior in post-traditional programs at Private Christian University (PCU). No prior study had been identified that compared the online instructional priorities among fulltime faculty (n = 73) and online adjunct faculty (n = 69). This study would benefit those who oversee online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior, Private Colleges
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Liu, Lu; Haque, M. D. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
This study identified the moderated mediation relationship among age, Internet self-efficacy, and statistics anxiety on student satisfaction after controlling for demographics and technology experiences in research methods courses in a blended professional doctoral program. One hundred and thirty-one students in a three-year Ed.D. Program…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Methods Courses, Blended Learning
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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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Garrett, Kristi N.; Benson, Angela D. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
From a quantitative perspective, this study examined the instructional design knowledge of higher education instructors and others within the instructional design/technology arena who are members of a global educational based Internet forum. Results showed significant difference in opinions between genders, where males were more inclined to…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, College Faculty, Internet, Attitude Measures
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Shaw, Cassandra S.; Irwin, Kathleen C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between forum quality and student engagement. It was hypothesized when the forum prompt was of expected quality it would be a driver of student engagement and examined the length of the forum prompt in relation to student engagement. The methodology adopted for this study was…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Regression (Statistics), Virtual Universities
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Chiyaka, Edward T.; Sithole, Alec; Manyanga, Fidelis; McCarthy, Peter; Bucklein, Brian K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Online course delivery continues to grow as a viable means of providing increased educational access to more students, but low student retention rates remain a major challenge. In this study, key institutional characteristics that influence student retention in postsecondary education are analyzed. These are student-faculty ratio, graduation rate,…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education, Electronic Learning
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Shaw, Cassandra S.; Wu, Xiaodong; Irwin, Kathleen C.; Patrizi, L. A. Chad – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between student retention and faculty personality as it was hypothesized that faculty personality has an effect on student retention. The methodology adopted for this study was quantitative and in two parts 1) using linear regression models to examine the impact or causality of faculty…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Academic Persistence, Statistical Analysis
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Marzano, Michael P.; Allen, Robert – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students evaluate courses differently, and perhaps more critically, when delivered online vs. face-to-face (F2F). Course evaluations are associated with the instructor that taught the course. Course evaluation continues to be a significant assessment vehicle of faculty performance used by many…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Hixon, Emily; Barczyk, Casimir; Ralston-Berg, Penny; Buckenmeyer, Janet – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This study analyzes nontraditional students' perceptions of online course quality. Students were categorized into three groups: traditional, moderately nontraditional, and highly nontraditional. A survey instrument designed to assess online course quality and other demographic characteristics was administered electronically. Course quality was…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Standards
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