Description : Today's e-learning organization - college, university, school, training unit, or business -- faces unique challenges, and this book of essays and articles is an invaluable resource. In this book by Susan Smith Nash, who has been involved in the development and administration of distance and online courses since the early 1990s, you will find articles on leadership, teaching, curriculum, e-learning "in extremus," technology (including the theory and effective use of podcasts, blogs, and new popular technology-forward devices), student needs and instructional activities that bring about highly effective learning situations. The articles in this book answer your questions. The solid scholarship and resources for further study help you succeed in the ever-evolving world of e-learning.
Description : The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive compendium of research and theory in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering history, design models, instructional strategies, best practices, competencies, evaluation, assessment, and more, these twenty-seven contributions tackle the tremendous potential and flexibility inherent to this rapidly growing new paradigm. Past and present empirical research frames each chapter, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to create and sustain meaningful, supportive learning environments within today’s anytime, anywhere framework, from teachers, administrators, and policy makers to corporate and government trainers.
Description : The face of education is constantly being transformed due to rapid changes in technology. It is imperative that leadership trends and techniques be evaluated in the educational field, particularly in reference to alternative learning programs. Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs is a pivotal scholarly resource that discusses emerging issues surrounding the administration of non-traditional education practices. Highlighting relevant topics that include policy development, quality assurance, accreditation, and assessment systems, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in the progression of open and distance education.
Description : Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training offers an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different themes, issues, and trends in educational leadership, counseling, and technology integration in modern universities and organizations worldwide. This three volume work serves as an exhaustive compendium of expertise, research, skills, and experiences. Authors with a background in education, leadership, counseling, management, human resource development, or adult education have helped to encourage the education and training of potential leaders with this scholarly work.
Description : 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.
Description : These papers focus on the topic of leadership in the library and information professions, providing an overview of institutes, programs and activities occurring around the world. Some are described in detail, outlining learning objectives, structure, recruitment and evaluation strategies; others summarise national and international initiatives. They will provide valuable insights to anyone interested in workforce planning strategies aimed at addressing current shortages of library leaders, as well as those who may have experienced difficulties recruiting to leadership positions and now want to explore the best ways of developing and equipping their own staff with skills to enable them to become the leaders of the future.
Description : NEW - TAMAR ELKELES WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD! Tamar Elkeles, vice president of Qualcomm Learning Center and co-author of The Chief Learning Officer, has been named 2010 CLO of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine "Since she began with the company in 1992, Tamar Elkeles has built the Qualcomm Learning Center from a one-person operation into a sophisticated, integrated and innovative strategic resource for the organization" said Norm Kamikow, president and editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine. Congratulations Tamar! ------ New business realities and customer demands, coupled with new technologies in a changing competitive landscape are causing corporate learning departments to rethink their value, role, and impact in the organization. In a constantly changing business landscape with limited resources and tight budgets, learning must be viewed as essential to a successful achievement of business goals. The individual driving this function, the Chief Learning Officer (CLO), is in a unique position to add significant value to the organization. The role of the CLO is to drive value, focusing on issues such as business alignment, managing resources, innovation, customer service and ROI. The challenge is to show value to the organization in terms that business leaders and financial analysts can understand and appreciate. Written from the perspective of the CLO, this book discusses nine important value-adding strategies, making up this critical role of the CLO of the future. At least twenty high profile CLOs provide their strategies on each of these issues. This book is essential reading for both the training and HR communities who need to show the value and connect learning to the business. This book shows the value that can be achieved in the organization if it is managed and organized properly and the appropriate leadership is provided. * Real world strategies from successful CLO's * Practical applications for skill development * Shows how to connect the learning enterprise to the business.
Description : Sven-Michael Wundenberg discusses the development of a reference architecture for the Learning Management System’s (LMS) selection-process aimed at the system’s implementation in a polytechnic-knowledge-transfer organization. The focus lies on the requirement engineering (RE) process’s quintessence based on research about standard RE-procedures and -approaches combined with LMS-basic knowledge and LMS-best-practice experiences. The resulting reference-architecture, particularly its frameworks and questionnaires, are tested prototypically in the real-life instance of a polytechnic school, the Technikerschule Augsburg (TA), and delivers outstanding results.
Description : The second edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning. Most importantly, he provides practical models that educators can use to realize the full potential of e-learning. This book is unique in that it focuses less on the long list of ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these technologies from an educational perspective. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and includes discussions of social media and mobile learning applications as well as other emerging technologies in today’s classrooms. This book is an invaluable resource for courses on e-learning in higher education as well as for researchers, practitioners and senior administrators looking for guidance on how to successfully adopt e-learning in their institutions.