Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education
Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education

Paper: 978 1 57922 796 8 / $35.00
 
Published: December 2013  

Cloth: 978 1 57922 795 1 / $95.00
 
Published: January 2014  

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Published: December 2013  

E-Book: 978 1 57922 798 2 / $29.99
 
Published: December 2013  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
270 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Online Learning and Distance Education
Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium.


Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change.

This important volume:

• Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles
• Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide
• Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings
• Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy

This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.

Table of Contents:
Foreword - Michael Grahame Moore

Preface: Leading Change In Distance Education

PART ONE: Leading Change: Making the Match Between Leadership and Institutional Culture
1. E-Learning and the Transformation of Higher Education – Bruce Chaloux and Gary Miller
2. The Impact of Organizational Context – Bruce Chaloux and Gary Miller
3. Leading Change in the Mainstream: A Strategic Approach – Gary Miller
4. Leadership Is Personal – Wayne Smutz

PART TWO: Ensuring Operational Excellence
5. Enhancing e-Learning Effectiveness – Karen Swan
6. Supporting Faculty Success in Online Learning: Requirements for Individual and Institutional Leadership – Lawrence C. Ragan and Raymond Schroeder
7. Optimizing Student Success – Meg Benke and Gary Miller
8. Moving Into the Technology Mainstream – Raymond Schroeder and Gary Miller
9. Operational Leadership: Moving From Operations to Strategy – Raymond Schroeder

PART THREE: Sustaining the Innovation
10. Policy Leadership in e-Learning – Bruce Chaloux
11. Leading Beyond the Institution – Meg Benke and Gary Miller
12. Foreseeing an Actionable Future – Gary Miller, Meg Benke, Bruce Chaloux, Lawrence C. Ragan, Raymond Schroeder, Wayne Smutz, and Karen Swan

Authors

Index


Reviews & Endorsements:
"Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education comes for innovators in the field of on-line learning, and not only reviews the specifics of how technology is changing the world of higher education, but considers the leadership and educational challenges that come with the e-learning environment. Chapters share successes, explains how to blend e-learning into higher education goals, and comes from contributors who themselves hold leadership roles in their organizations. A 'must' for any educator involved in higher learning processes."
- Bookwatch
“Written by six of the pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of online higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This book integrates policy, technology, organizational culture, and leadership theory, and applies it to the practice of online learning. The authors share their rich background in the field and provide a vision to help guide today’s online leaders. [This] is an important contribution toward defining leadership for the current academic era."
- Distance Education Report