The Real You: Design as an Act of Authenticity

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Jason Drysdale, Ed.D., Director of Instructional Design and Program Development, University of Colorado Denver

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I have a confession to make: I’m a little (just a little) gullible. I have a tendency to believe whatever people say when it is about something with which I am largely unfamiliar. For example, a colleague of mine is Read More >

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Moving Mountains: Creating a Pathway to Success in Mathematics

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Mark Gruen, Associate Dean, STEM, Southern New Hampshire University

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For many students, mathematics can feel like an insurmountable mountain that stands between them and the career of their dreams. Several years ago, the mathematics team at Southern New Hampshire University started looking closely at the success of our students Read More >

Support for Adjunct Faculty is Support for Quality: Recognizing and Supporting Adjunct Needs

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Angela Gibson, Ed.D., Faculty, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Lynette O’Keefe, Ph.D., Director, Research & Innovation, Online Learning Consortium

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The percentage of adjunct college faculty has been rising steadily since the 1970s, and according to the most recent Digest of Education Statistics (Snyder, de Bray, & Dillow, 2017), adjuncts make up nearly 50 percent of college faculty, and if Read More >

Where Are We Going, Instructional Designers?

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Kasey Ford, Instructional Technology Manager, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin

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Not long ago, a colleague and I found ourselves in the midst of an organization that was undergoing significant structural changes. As part of this process, we were asked to participate in conversations about what our new team would look Read More >

Instructor Presence: A Sustainable Practice for Improving Student Success, Retention, and Satisfaction in the Online Classroom

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Dr. Michelle Rosser-Majors, Program Chair, Dr. Sandra Rebeor, Associate Professor, Dr. Christine McMahon, Program Chair & Associate Professor, and Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Professor, Ashford University

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Receiving the 2019 Effective Practice Award by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is an honor – thank you, OLC! The Instructor Presence Initiative has evolved tremendously from our original plan and efforts to the current state. Most importantly, we are Read More >

A Call-to-Action for Conscious Leadership in Online Organizations

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Bettyjo Bouchey, MBA, Ed.D., Associate Dean & Associate Professor, College of Professional Studies and Advancement; Director of Online Academics, National Louis University; Megan Kohler, Learning Designer with the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State; and Tina Rettler-Pagel, full time faculty member and Chief Online Learning Officer at Madison College

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As online leaders, we often find ourselves working with multiple institutional stakeholders in a day–traversing levels, constantly zooming in and zooming out.  It is mainly our pleasure since we work for complex and vibrant communities in our institutions, though we Read More >

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The Concierge Support Model: Promoting Doctoral Student Self Efficacy, Persistence, and Matriculation in an Online Program

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Dr. Lori Kupczynski, Professor, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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Understanding the demands on doctoral students who work full-time, have families and other responsibilities, and are enrolled in a doctoral program, provides programs with an opportunity to help these learners succeed. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) Read More >