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Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration

2009 Volume 12, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning: Mediation Strategies Applied to Social Networking Tools

    Kristopher M. Joyce & Abbie Brown

    An exploration of the mediation strategies applied to social networking tools for purposes of enhancing social presence for students participating in online course work. The article includes a... More

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  2. Lessons Learned from Lessons Learned: The Fit between Online Education "Best Practices" and Small School Reality

    Al S. Lovvorn, Michael M. Barth, R Franklin Morris & John E. Timmerman

    Schools of all types and sizes are exploring the merits and facets of online learning approaches; but, the online delivery literature has focused on "best practices" generated primarily through the... More

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  3. Six Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education

    Connie Reimers-Hild & James W. King

    Institutions offering distance education courses and programs may benefit by encouraging administrators, faculty, staff and students to be more entrepreneurial. Organizational cultures designed to ... More

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  4. Desired versus Actual Training for Online Instructors in Community Colleges

    Leslie Pagliari, David Batts & Cheryl McFadden

    The growth of distance education and the demand for instructors has developed over the past ten to fifteen years. There is a perception that the type and amount of instructor preparation is highly ... More

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  5. The Impact of Face-to-Face Orientation on Online Retention: A Pilot Study

    Radwan Ali & Elke M. Leeds

    Student retention in online education is a concern for students, faculty and administration. Retention rates are 20% lower in online courses than in traditional face-to-face courses. As part of an ... More

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  6. From Distance Education to Distributed Learning Surviving and Thriving

    Kathleen Matheos & Walter Archer

    Higher education is currently undergoing what may be its most significant change since the advent of the printing press in the fifteenth century. A number of socioeconomic forces, primarily... More

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