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Fiore, Todd D.; Heitner, Keri L.; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Approximately 50% of doctoral students do not complete their degrees. Attrition for online doctoral programs is 10% to 20% higher than traditional programs. This study's purpose was to understand online doctoral students' perceptions about the role of academic advisement in transitioning from coursework to independent research. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Doctoral Students, Academic Persistence
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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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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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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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Wakeling, Victor; Doral, Murat; Robertson, Patricia R.; Patrono, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Undergraduate students at a large, public, southeastern university enrolled in one of two independent, fully-online courses were released from the instructor-regulated structure mid-semester. Subsequently, the course was structured as student-regulated and students self-managed pace of study and timing of assessments for the remainder of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Independent Study
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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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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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Budash, Deborah; Shaw, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Persistence in online learning experiences has been perceived as chronically lower than in face-to-face learning, but a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon has proven elusive. As online learning opportunities continue to expand, a better understanding of how learners and faculty perceive persistence is needed to foster this continued…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Masters Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Vu, Phu; Fredrickson, Scott; Meyer, Richard – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
With a dearth of research on human-robot interaction in education and relatively high non-completion rates of online students, this study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a virtual assistant (VA) to respond to questions and concerns of students and provide 24/7 online course content support. During a 16 week-long academic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Robotics, Online Courses, Feasibility Studies
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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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Page, Eric; Kulick, Melinda – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This study expanded on prior satisfaction and retention research by exploring this relationship within the online for-profit sector. An ex post facto design was utilized at an online for-profit undergraduate institution with programs in the creative arts to explore the relationship between student satisfaction as measured by the Priorities Survey…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Kane, Robert Todd; Shaw, Melanie; Pang, Sangho; Salley, Witt; Snider, J. Blake – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
With the ever-increasing availability of online education opportunities, understanding the factors that influence online student satisfaction and success is vital to enable administrators to engage and retain this important stakeholder group. The purpose of this ex-post-facto, nonexperimental quantitative study was to investigate the impact of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Faculty Development, Educational Attainment
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Sharehu, Aminu Ladan; Emmanuel, Achor Edoja – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
How prepared are teachers and pupils in Basic 6 (that is, 6th grade) to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as mobile devices to aid teaching and learning in urban and rural schools at that level is a matter of concern and therefore formed the focus of this paper. The study is a survey of some urban and rural Primary schools in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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