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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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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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Bove, Lisa Anne; Conklin, Sheri – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
When faculty need to use technology that is not familiar to them, it may take more time to integrate into to their teaching. The purpose of this study was to gather data on the ease of use and usefulness of the Blackboard LMS in anticipation of transitioning to a new LMS. A survey with the Technology Adoption Model (TAM) usability and perceived…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Adoption (Ideas), College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Dudek, Brittany; Duran, Darci; Parscal, Tina – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
As the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. This paper outlines the experiences of course developers who contributed to a large-scale OER initiative, including training, knowledge, effort, and satisfaction of course…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Open Educational Resources, Consortia, Community Colleges
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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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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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Bazluki, Marjorie; Gyabak, Khendum; Udermann, Brian – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This case study explored the impact a quality assurance course review had on instructors at University of Wisconsin--La Crosse (UWL). This in-house created rubric is used to conduct formal course reviews of online classes developed by instructors at this medium-sized Midwestern public university. Also included in this case study, are results from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Feedback (Response)
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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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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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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Based on recent studies of self-reflective learning and its effects on various learning outcomes, this study examined the concept of self-reflective learning in the context of the Robust Learning Model (RLM), which is a learning model designed for improving the educational effectiveness of online degree programs. Two models were introduced to…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Online Courses, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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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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Purcell, Jennifer W.; Scott, Heather I.; Mixson-Brookshire, Deborah – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Teaching observations are commonly used among educators to document and improve teaching effectiveness. Unfortunately, the necessary protocols and supporting infrastructure are not consistently available for faculty who teach online. This paper presents a brief literature review and reflective narratives of educators representing online education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Online Courses, 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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