Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Professor Robert Hogan created the the online college at Florence-Darlington Tech College in the 90s and obtained a FIPSE grant to develop an international consortium of US and European colleges that offered trans-border distance courses to partner colleges. In 2002, Dr. Hogan joined the University of the South Pacific in Fiji where he spent the next decade developing online courses for university students in 10 Pacific Island nations. That research led to a grant from the World Health Organization to develop and deliver a blended chemistry course that was delivered to Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. A decade later that course is now offered to all member nations. During his time in the Pacific, Bob developed new online pedagogies for different cultures and published the research results. At Walden University, Dr. Hogan conducted a 3-year study in which he created and delivered weekly mentoring classes to students writing the doctoral study. Bob presented the initial findings at the Walden National Faculty Meeting in 2016. That was followed up by his 2018, his paper, A Synchronous Pedagogy to Improve Online Student Success, was accepted by the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD). Dr. Hogan is presenting completing his book, Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees, which is scheduled for publication by IGI International in 2019. In November 2018, he submitted an 11-member research project, Evaluating Online Mentoring,Classes to Reduce Dissertation Time: A Cross-Program Study.