Online learning: new models for leadership and organization in higher education

Online learning is now reaching the core, helping to transform higher education and moving beyond isolated efforts to pervasive influence and change. The dichotomy of distance learning vs. campus-based education has broken down, and forward-looking senior administrators have embraced new approaches to education that contain the elements of successful online education while cultivating the community-building and branding of site-based education, particularly to promote enriched faculty and program development. Rather than being isolated in a distance learning task force or continuing education program, the conversations about online learning now occur – or need to occur – at the executive level and throughout other levels and structures.

Article originally appeared in: “Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks”, V. 10(2006), n. 2. Reprinted with permission.

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