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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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Mandernach, B. Jean; Holbeck, Rick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
An understanding of online teaching time requirements provides essential information to inform scheduling, course size and instructor workload; in addition, awareness of the distribution of time across online teaching tasks provides insight to focus faculty efforts and tailor professional development to target instructional needs. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Correlation
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Morris, Teresa; Jones, Celeste A.; Sehrawats, Seema – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
This paper describes the development of a partnership between three campuses to develop a (DL) education program-serving employees of county and tribal Health and Human Service Departments in remote rural areas of California. Specifically, the program supports the development of a career pathway for students living in isolated regions of Northern…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Distance Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Shaw, Melanie; Burrus, Scott; Ferguson, Karen – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Research was conducted to explore predictors for online higher education student attrition. This research was conducted using results from the SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator to track students in their degree programs. In addition, student outreach was conducted with an experimental group of at-risk students to determine if additional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attrition, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables
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Portugal, Lisa Marie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This study was a phenomenological study examining the experiences of faculty in an online learning environment in order to identify the factors that could produce job burnout and stress in master's programs in education. The challenges and related stress-producing factors were also explored to identify best practices for online faculty and…
Descriptors: Work Ethic, Web Based Instruction, College Faculty, Teaching Experience
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Youger, Robin E.; Ahern, Terence C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
There are many strategies for estimating the effectiveness of instruction. Typically, most methods are based on the student evaluation. Recently a more standardized approach, Quality Matters (QM), has been developed that uses an objectives-based strategy. QM, however, does not account for the learning process, nor for the value and worth of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Instructional Design
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Mandernach, Jean; Register, Lexi; O'Donnell, Carrie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in online learning enrollments. The proportion of college students taking at least one online course is at an all-time high and 66% of higher education institutions indicate that online learning is critical to their long-term strategy (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Universities are increasingly…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Holmes, Charles; Kirwan, Jeral R.; Bova, Mark; Belcher, Trevor – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This quantitative study examined the relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and how they relate to online teacher effectiveness. The primary method of data collection for this study was through the use of surveys primarily building upon the Personality Style Inventory (PSI) (Lounsbury & Gibson, 2010), a work-based personality…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Personality Traits, Online Courses
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Raffo, Deana M.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Gardner, Justin G.; Fisher, Lawanna S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Increased demands in professional expectations have required online faculty to learn how to balance multiple roles in an open-ended, changing, and relatively unstructured job. In this paper, we argue that being strategic about one's balance of the various facets of online teaching will improve one's teaching efficiency and effectiveness. We…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Instructional Design
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Krause, Jackie; Dias, Laura Portolese; Schedler, Chris – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The growth of competency-based education in an online environment requires the development and measurement of quality competency-based courses. While quality measures for online courses have been developed and standardized, they do not directly align with emerging best practices and principles in the design of quality competency-based online…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Quality
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Wang, Shouhong – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Pricing online courses is an important issue for managing online education. This research note reports a statistical analysis of price differences between online courses and on-campus courses at 103 US educational institutions based on the data available on the Internet. The finding indicates that educational institutions set significantly lower…
Descriptors: Costs, Cost Indexes, Courses, College Programs
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Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
The increasing scarcity of women within higher academic ranks is troublesome, especially as associate and full-professors with tenure are generally those tapped for leadership positions. This study surveyed female administrators in distance education in an effort to thematically analyze their perceptions of distance learning in higher education.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Sex Role, Females, Distance Education
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Corbett, Amanda; Brown, Abbie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
This article explores the literature that focuses on the various roles librarians and libraries play in distance education settings. Learners visit libraries either in person or via networked computing technology to ask for help with their online courses. Questions range from how to upload a document with a learning management system, to how to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Librarians, Library Role, Literature Reviews
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Czerkawski, Betul C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
While student data systems are nothing new and most educators have been dealing with student data for many years, learning analytics has emerged as a new concept to capture educational big data. Learning analytics is about better understanding of the learning and teaching process and interpreting student data to improve their success and learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Data, Data Analysis, Learning Processes
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Southard, Sheryne; Meddaugh, Joshua; France-Harris, Antoinette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Numerous formats exist for online course delivery: pure online, blended or hybrid, flipped and web-enhanced. The literature is replete with comparison studies on the efficacy of online, hybrid and traditional format courses. However, the self-paced online course, a relatively new and rare variation, has received very little coverage in the body of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Individualized Instruction, Pacing
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