January 2017Vol. 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.
May 2017Vol. 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.
August 2017Vol. 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- The term ‘elderly’ is examined in higher education and why the current societal definition is outdated.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.
November 2017Vol. 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.
April 2018Vol. 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.
June 2018Vol. 2 No. 2 (2018)
Welcome to the sixth issue of the Journal of Online Higher 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.
October 2018Vol. 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.
May 2019Vol. 3 No. 1 (2019)
Welcome to the first issue in the third volume of the Journal of Online Higher 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.
August 2019Vol. 3 No. 2 (2019)
Welcome to the second issue in the third volume of the Journal of Online Higher Education. In this issue, we feature peer-reviewed research about phlebotomy instruction, student-centered adult learning, and the perceived effectiveness of a learning management system (LMS).
In addition to these peer-reviewed articles, we have a variety of non-peer-reviewed articles. Our Reflection in Online Education this issue is written by Dr. Alan D. Hansen, where he discusses the history and future of delivering online education. We also have a book review about Valérie Gaultier's Leading with Sense: The Intuitive Power of Savoir-Relier. Lastly, we feature the winner of Independence University's Distinguished Thesis Award for the School of Healthcare, Steven Michael Mounteer, whose Master's thesis discusses employee satisfaction approaches in healthcare organizations.
December 2019Vol. 3 No. 3 (2019)
Welcome to the third issue in the third volume of the Journal of Online Higher Education. In this issue, we feature peer-reviewed research about quantitative comprehensive course websites and mental health services for students.
In addition to peer-reviewed articles, we have two non-peer-reviewed articles. Our Reflection in Online Education this issue is written by Pamela McCoy, the Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Independence University, who discusses how to identify quality instructors. We also have a book review about Leslie F. Stebbins' Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth.
Spring 2020Vol. 4 No. 1 (2020)
Welcome to the first issue in the fourth volume of the Journal of Online Higher Education. In this issue, we feature peer-reviewed research about minority women in online programs, workplace spirituality for online educators, and mental illness in online college students.
In addition to peer-reviewed articles, we have two non-peer-reviewed articles. Our Reflection in Online Education this issue is written by Dr. Denise Harshbarger, a member of the JOHE Journal Board, who discusses the CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and how it can be used by online instructors. We also have a book review about Jon Gordon's The Positive Dog and the benefits of positive thinking.
Summer 2020Vol. 4 No. 2 (2020)
Welcome to the second issue in the fourth volume of the Journal of Online Higher Education. In this issue, we feature a peer-reviewed article about the impact of COVID-19 on online learning, a book review about Simon Sinek's Leaders Eat Last, and our Reflection in Online Education is about supporting students using the skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
We are also proud to publish the Master's thesis that won Independence University's Distinguished Thesis Award for the School of Business by Susan Parsons, who wrote about developing a pulmonary rehabilitation program for a hospital.
January 2021Vol. 5 No. 1 (2021)
Welcome to the first issue in the fifth volume of the Journal of Online Higher Education. In this issue, we feature peer-reviewed articles on the challenges of distance teaching and the role of databases in online education. We also feature a book review on Flower Darby's Small Teaching Online. Our Reflection in Online Education this issue is on managing implicit bias in the online classroom.