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Ozdemir, Devrim; McDaniel, James – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
In this article, the process of obtaining state authorizations for distance education at George Mason University is presented. The purpose of the paper is to provide guidance to those four-year public universities that deliver distance education programs. In order to attract students from multiple states, the U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Distance Education, Student Loan Programs, Universities
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Singleton, Jacques; Bowser, Audrey; Hux, Annette; Neal, Gwendolyn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
As with most states, Arkansas is experiencing substantial growth in the delivery of academic programs and courses by distance learning provided by institutions of higher education. At Arkansas State University faculty have adhered to the need of students and developed a completely online certification and master's program in Educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Colleges, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Ekstrand, Britten – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
In the last two decades, distance education has grown worldwide and is now established as a reliable educational method. Accompanying this development, questions about low rates of student persistence have come to interest governments, institutions, and university management. This article is based on an original local study at a university in…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Vadell, Kathryn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine how K-12 schools are addressing the need to accommodate online learners in Pennsylvania. It is built upon a review of literature focusing on educational legislation, the personalization of online learning and online learning solutions. The study posed 21 questions utilizing a mixed methods approach to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Literature Reviews
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Anthony, Sarah G.; Keating, Michael S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Online learning and new technologies are driving a trend in worldwide education that is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a juggernaut. While the positives for online learning are clear and are often being touted by Universities and Vocational Education and Training providers as a panacea for educational access, what is not clear is the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Shattuck, Julie; Anderson, Terry – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
As increasing numbers of higher education students take online courses, there is a corresponding need for additional instructors to teach these students. The research literature indicates that there are different instructor roles, competencies, and attitudes that are required for teaching effectively online than for teaching in campus-based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Kuboni, Olabisi – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This paper outlines the strategies employed by the Graduate Programmes Department of the University of the West Indies Open Campus to build capacity among academic staff to facilitate their transition to online teaching and learning. The strategies covered relate to course development and delivery, including activities that emerge at the interface…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Trekles, Anastasia M.; Sims, Roderick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore instructional design strategies and characteristics of online, asynchronous accelerated courses and students' choices of deep or surface learning approaches within this environment. An increasing number of university programs, particularly at the graduate level, are moving to an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Acceleration (Education), Qualitative Research
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Bates, Rodger – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
Universities and colleges have been developing institutional continuity plans to protect their ability to function within an environment of increasing uncertainties caused by natural and man-made disasters and events. Within the academic context, distance learning strategies have emerged as critical components for program continuity. This research…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning, Emergency Programs
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Lint, Anna H. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
This quantitative study evaluated and investigated the theoretical underpinnings of the Kember's (1995) student progress model that examines the direct or indirect effects of student persistence in online education by identifying the relationships between variables. The primary method of data collection in this study was a survey by exploring the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Online Courses, College Students, Higher Education
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Anthony, Kenneth V. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
Interaction is a critical component of successful online learning and by extension an important component in overall online program quality. The researcher studied the impact of course design on participation in an online university course. The participants were university students (n = 62, male = 33, female = 29). Their responses from online…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Shaw, Kristi – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The function of leadership is to create a vision for the future, establish strategic priorities, and develop an environment of trust within and between organizations. Great leadership is a process; leadership involves motivational influence, leadership occurs in groups, and involves a shared vision (Northouse, 2010). Instructional designers are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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Nworie, John – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The instructional delivery mode in distance education has been transitioning from the context of a physical classroom environment to a virtual learning environment or maintaining a hybrid of the two. However, most distance education programs in dual mode institutions are situated in traditional face-to-face instructional settings. Distance…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Classroom Environment, Distance Education, Theories
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Jones, Stephanie J.; Meyer, Katrina A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
This study investigated how higher education institutions support their distance learning initiatives through their institutional websites--their "virtual face." The population was 40 institutions, of which 10 each were doctoral/research, master, baccalaureate, and community college, located in 40 different states. Using a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Learning Readiness, College Readiness
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Lee, Cheng-Yuan; Dickerson, Jeremy; Winslow, Joe – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The structure of an online course, including the navigational interface, visual design of materials and information, as well as the communication tools to facilitate learning, can affect students, instructors, programs and educational organizations in various ways. This paper examines online course structural issues derived from previous research…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Online Courses, Design Requirements, Postsecondary Education
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