Journal of Online Higher Education <p>Independence University’s Journal of Online Higher Education (JOHE) seeks to present information and advance discussion in online instruction in higher education.</p> en-US (Alana Howlett) (Russell Wynn) Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:46:43 +0000 OJS 60 Pulmonary Rehabilitation <p>Over many decades, several organizations like The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) have championed and have developed comprehensive statements and evidence-based practice guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been defined as a coordinated action of a multidisciplinary healthcare team delivering an individualized rehabilitation program to best effect incorporated modalities such as advice on smoking cessation, exercise training, patient self-management, and disease education among other topics. The physical training helps reduce muscle deconditioning and improves the quality of life by combining the exercise training with resistance and endurance training at least three times per week. Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) would benefit from this type of program. COPD can be characterized by breathlessness, frequent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and feeling tired with exercise or activities which has caused this type of patient to become a frequent flyer of emergency rooms, physician offices, and hospital admissions. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated COPD will rank as the third leading cause of death in the World by 2030 and COPD has already moved into the third leading cause of death in the United States. Tennessee has the fourth highest incidence of COPD in the United States. With decreasing reimbursement of hospital readmissions for COPD and a national readmission average rate of 20% and a Tennessee rate of 23.5%, it has become imperative that XYZ hospital establish an Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program through this project proposal.</p> Susan Parsons Copyright (c) 2020 Susan Parsons Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek <p>A book review of Simon Sinek's&nbsp;<em>Leaders Eat Last</em> and the role of leadership in online higher education institutions.</p> Robyn Millar, MLS Copyright (c) 2020 Robyn Millar, MLS Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Editorial welcome <p>Editorial for the Summer 2020 issue of Journal of Online Higher Education.</p> Sarah Fulkes, MAOL, MAET Copyright (c) 2020 Sarah Fulkes, MAOL, MAET Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Communicating with students using skills from dialectical behavior therapy <p>In reviewing student completion and satisfaction scores, assessing instructor delivery, student outreach and tools for success, we can apply basic psychology to benefit not only the student, but also help instructors find streamlined best practices.</p> Tree Neis, MAOM, MS Copyright (c) 2020 Tree Neis, MAOM, MS Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 and higher education <p>The landscape of higher education is dramatically changing as a result of COVID-19. No other incident has had as great of an impact on the implementation of online learning as the pandemic. Prior to 2020, approximately 15% of learners in higher education took courses online. In March 2020, 100% of students in higher education were taking courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic changed online learning from being a convenient form of learning to an essential form of learning. Instead of focusing solely on a method of keeping students on track to course completion and graduation, online learning became a method of keeping students and faculty safe while continuing with their respective responsibilities within the higher educational system. Components of online learning, while traditionally not designed nor structured for the entire higher educational system, is proving adaptive to massive groups. The purpose of this paper is to examine the changing adoption rate of online learning in higher education during COVID-19 and the present and future challenges of online learning.</p> Dr. Marianne Bickle, PhD, Dr. Ryan Rucker, EdD, MLIS Copyright (c) 2020 Dr. Marianne Bickle, PhD, Dr. Ryan Rucker, EdD, MLIS Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000