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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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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Scarpena, Kathleen; Riley, Michele; Keathley, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
In the online environment, faculty engagement in the form of professional development takes on a new significance. Online programs hold strategic importance and growth opportunities for institutions, and therefore universities need faculty members who are engaged and effectively teaching in the online environment (Allen & Seaman, 2013, 2016;…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Brown, Victoria – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Protection of academic integrity in online environments can be challenging. Understanding how the technology works and concerns about each of the methods for monitoring online interactions can assist in the selection of the best proctoring tools. Depending on the content, the type of assessment and the comfort level with the technology, a…
Descriptors: Integrity, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Identification
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Springer, Scott – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
University and college administrators frequently choose to develop and implement online programs with the help of for-profit companies known as online program management (OPM) providers that specialize in the development and implementation of online programs. This paper reports on the partnership of a private university in the Western United…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Online Vendors, Program Administration, College Administration
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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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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This article provides a twelve-year review of my "OJDLA" article ("Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration," University of West Georgia) on the future of global learning, and updates related to issues such as societal need, technologies, course design, administration affairs, faculty support, and student service.
Descriptors: Global Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Educational Administration
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Robertson, Patricia R.; Wakeling, Victor – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Three separate baseline decisions are recommended when designing an undergraduate course prior to considering any course content. The "Three S" course design decisions include determining (1) the "setting" (on-campus, online or hybrid), (2) the learning "style" (passive or active), and (3) the learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Organization, Delivery Systems, Learning Strategies
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Gardner, Joel; Chongwony, Lewis; Washington, Tawana – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Research in instructional design and educational technology journals typically focuses on the theories, technologies, and processes related to practice of instructional design. There is little research emphasis, however, on leadership and management of instructional design in higher education. Investigating the competencies associated with…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Leadership Qualities, Delphi Technique, Educational Technology
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Kolski, Tammi; Weible, Jennifer – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
With increased pressures on maintaining a stellar academic performance for future academia or occupational possibilities, students may suffer test anxiety at some point in their higher education journey. For decades, empirical, observational, research has been conducted to determine the psychological and physiological effects of test anxiety. This…
Descriptors: College Students, Test Anxiety, Video Technology, Supervision
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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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Brown, Victoria – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Lower enrollments in the freshman class are forcing institutions to make decisions about how to scale the processes for creating distance learning degrees. However, the scaling up in the migration of face-to-face degrees to online degrees does not need to sacrifice quality. This paper describes the processes used to accelerate the development of…
Descriptors: Scaling, Educational Quality, Online Courses, Academic Degrees
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Howell, Parker S.; Howell, Scott L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) has available for research a large data warehouse of enrollment and graduation information from 1993 to the present for nearly all postsecondary students in the United States. In this most recent academic year, 18 million currently enrolled students alone were added to the database. Some of the following…
Descriptors: Databases, Clearinghouses, Strategic Planning, Marketing
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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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Rawlins, Troy A.; Ali, Rifath – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
A traditional classroom atmosphere, creates a paradigm in which university professors must be able to quickly identify and accommodate differences among student-learning needs to achieve favorable academic performance scores while simultaneously working within university policies regarding course deviation(s) or alteration(s) in dates and times.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Muslims
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