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Arroyo, Andrew T. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Growing numbers of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are entering the arena of online distance education. Some are seeking to grow large-scale programs that can compete for market share with historically White institutions and for-profit schools. This theoretical essay develops a composite model to assist HBCU administrators in…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Distance Education, Costs, Electronic Learning
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Ozdemir, Devrim; Loose, Rich – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the growing demand for quality online education in the US, developing quality online courses and online programs, and more importantly maintaining this quality, have been an inevitable concern for higher education institutes. Current literature on quality assurance in online education mostly focuses on the development of review models and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Windes, Deborah L.; Lesht, Faye L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
In light of the recent growth of online education and its disruptive impact on higher education, this study compared faculty attitudes toward teaching online across institution type, including community colleges and four-year public and private institutions, as well as across faculty with and without online teaching experience. While the data…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Electronic Learning
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Hachey, Alyse; Conway, Katherine; Wladis, Claire – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Adapting to the 21st century, community colleges are not adding brick and mortar to meet enrollment demands. Instead, they are expanding services through online learning, with at least 61% of all community college students taking online courses today (Pearson, 2011). As online learning is affording alternate pathways to education for students, it…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Learning, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Hollman, Wayne A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Significant growth in online programs has created demand for online courses and therefore opportunities for employment for online educators. The vast majority of these employment opportunities have been filled by online adjuncts. A special category of online adjunct has surfaced that leverages the autonomy of working online with freedom from…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Employment Opportunities, Employment, Teaching Experience
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Gergen, Theresa; Roblyer, M. D. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Though distance education formats could help address an urgent need for growth in the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) workforce, distance methods are not as accepted in these programs as they are in other professional and clinical programs. This study investigated whether beliefs and levels of experience of OTA program directors shaped their…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Psychomotor Skills, Occupational Therapy, Educational Technology
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Bedford, Laurie; Miller, Heather – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Online education programs continue to rely on a significant contingent of adjunct faculty to meet the instructional needs of the students. Discourse relating to this situation primarily focuses on the extent to which adjuncts are able to ensure the rigor and quality of instruction as well as the ability of the organization to attract, retain, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjunct Faculty, Educational Opportunities, Employment
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Furlich, Stephen A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This paper explores the use of instructor verbal immediacy behaviors for on-line classes. Specifically, it demonstrates how instructor verbal immediacy behaviors found in face-to-face classes can also be displayed for on-line classes. It is argued that self-determination theory describes identification of the student as an important role in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Verbal Communication, Classroom Communication, Teacher Behavior
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Holsombach-Ebner, Cinda – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
The course design and development process (often referred to here as the "production process") at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU-Worldwide) aims to produce turnkey style courses to be taught by a highly-qualified pool of over 800 instructors. Given the high number of online courses and tremendous number of live sections…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Hagan, Eric J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This qualitative case study investigated how adult graduates of online Bachelor's degree programs describe the online aspect of their degree. Online education is promoted as a method for adult students to access the benefits of a college degree. Therefore, it is important for prospective online students, higher education institutions and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adult Education, Case Studies, Bachelors Degrees
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Burnette, Diane; Conley, Meghan A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
As online and distance education have become increasingly mainstream methods of delivery in higher education, print-based and online journals have formed to provide forums for research and practice. The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (OJDLA), founded in 1998, is the focus of this study, which seeks to identify topical themes…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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Pontes, Manuel C. F.; Pontes, Nancy M. H. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This research investigates the relationship between students' field of study and their preference for distance education. For this research, data were used from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: Undergraduate, which uses a complex survey design to collect data from a nationally representative sample of undergraduate postsecondary…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Preferences, Majors (Students)
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Gaytan, Jorge – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the Distance Learning Quality Issues published by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB-International) to document the various characteristics that high-quality online courses must possess. A content analysis methodology was employed to examine the seven…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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Shaw, Melanie; Chametzky, Barry; Burrus, Scott W.; Walters, Kelley J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
To facilitate student learning and ensure financial stability, leaders in higher education institutions offering online degrees and programs are adopting flexible course schedules with shorter terms. The literature does not include many evaluations demonstrating how shorter duration terms and courses might affect student achievement. In this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Program Length
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Rubin, Beth – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Higher Education is in a state of change, and the existing business models do not meet the needs of stakeholders. This article contrasts the current dominant business models of universities, comparing the traditional non-profit against the for-profit online model, examining the structural features and online teaching practices that underlie each.…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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