• Journal of Online Higher Education 2019 Volume 3 Issue 1 May 2019
    Vol 3 No 1 (2019)

    Welcome to the first issue in the third volume of the Journal of Higher Online Education.  This is the first issue published under JOHE's new editor, Sarah Fulkes.  In this issue, we introduce a new section of the journal: Reflections in Online Education.  This section includes non-peer-reviewed articles that thoughtfully explore theories and practices within the realm of online education.  The first such article is by Todd Wente, M.Ed. as he explores the strategic roles that instructors can fill in an online environment.

    This issue also features peer-reviewed articles on Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) and on the impact of culture on distance learning in Millennials.  It also includes a book review of Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector.

  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2018 Volume 2 Issue 3 October 2018
    Vol 2 No 3 (2018)

    In this issue, JOHE publishes the selected article of the first winner in a special project undertaken by the journal this year.  The main requirement for this peer-reviewed article was that it address one of the topics presented by Bridgett McGowen in the Faculty Training: Attendance in Online Live Sessions; Increasing Student Engagement in the Online Environment; or Addressing the Needs of AtRisk Students.  Dr. Beverly Fierro is the winner with her submission of, Free Your Mind: Reflections on Bridgett McGowan’s Lights, Camera, ACTIVE! Dr. Fierro describes the challenges she perceives in online education and student engagement. JOHE will gladly accept any further submissions for the next issue.

    Three addtitional informative and diverse peer-reviewed articles and one non-peer-reviewed article round out this issue.

  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2018 Volume 2 Issue 2 June 2018
    Vol 2 No 2 (2018)

    Welcome to the sixth issue of the Journal of Higher Online Education. This issue features the 2018 Independence University Distinguished Thesis Award winners. The School of Business, School of Healthcare, and School of Technology each select a winning thesis by an outstanding student. A fantastic article examines online course design including the method of "chunking". Join in on a personal journey of implementing technology on a personal level.


  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2018 Volume 2 Issue 1 April 2018
    Vol 2 No 1 (2018)

    The spring issue is packed with interesting ideas and information. Dr. Carmen Spears begins the issue with the editorial welcome letter. 

    • Discover how virtual makerspaces have the potential to bring U.S. History into the present. 
    • Distributing leadership to multiple individuals brings many benefits to education, though there are limitations. 
    • Learn common themes associated with different definitions of mindfulness, how to harness those themes, and the potential benefits. 
    • Last issue presented an article on what will be studied in academia. This follow-up article explores who will be studying and the impact on higher education. 
    • A study researching timed exam access as a cheating inhibitor compares final exam scores between students given a narrow access time and an expanded access time.
  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2017 Volume 1 Issue 4 November 2017
    Vol 1 No 4 (2017)

    Welcome to the final issue of 2017. The Editorial Welcome by Dr. Carmen Spears gives a brief review of the first year. The year held many successes and a few struggles. 

    This issue presents five peer-reviewed articles spanning the subjects of distance education, healthcare, and motiving students. 

    In this issue:

    • Learn the benefits of using motivational interviewing in higher education to motivate and help students make changes. 
    • An analysis of the disadvantages online education creates for criminal justice students and faculties, including courses ill-suited to online delivery methods. 
    • A close look on what should be studied in higher education and what online education needs to incorporate to improve. 
    • The challenges of post-acute care (PAC) in a value-based economy for PAC providers, management systems, and integration. 
    • Discover the early years of distance education, how it has evolved, and how its roots created challenges for today’s online education.


  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2017 Volume 1 Issue 3 August 2017
    Vol 1 No 3 (2017)

    The 2017 summer issue of the Journal of Higher Education features articles that give readers a new point of view and inspire critical thinking. Highlights include: 

    • The term ‘elderly’ is examined in higher education and why the current societal definition is outdated.
    • A study seeking to determine the benefits of integrating behavioral health in a primary care model, specifically for those with uncontrolled diabetes.
    • An examination of the qualities to be a team player and how to apply those in an online environment as faculty.
    • A new adult learning model proposal that seeks to increase students who meet program outcomes in the current multi-technological venues of higher education.
    • A look at using a pulmonary rehabilitation program as a primary tool for decreasing readmissions of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2017 Volume 1 Issue 2 May 2017
    Vol 1 No 2 (2017)

    Welcome to the second issue of the Journal of Online Higher Education. Independence University presents Distinguished Thesis Awards for School of Business, School of Healthcare, and School of Technology.  JOHE is pleased to publish the 2017 award winners in this edition. Please join us in recognizing the hard work of these Independence University students. 

  • Journal of Online Higher Education 2017 Volume 1 Issue 1 January 2017
    Vol 1 No 1 (2017)

    Independence University presents the premier issue of the Journal of Online Higher Education. This issue features five peer-reviewed articles across a range of disciplines. Please take a moment and read the Editorial Welcome by the Editor in Chief, Dr. Carmen Herbel Spears.