BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education Edition 2

Leadership Strategies for the Next Generation

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June 2020
9781642671490
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June 2020
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August 2020
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August 2020
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eLearning has entered the mainstream of higher education as an agent of strategic change. This transformation requires eLearning leaders to develop the skills to innovate successfully at a time of heightened competition and rapid technological change. 

In this environment eLearning leaders must act within their institutions as much more than technology managers and assume the prime role of helping their institutions understand the opportunities that eLearning presents for faculty, for students, and for client organizations in the community. They need to prepare to participate in policy development around these opportunities. They must understand the multiple dimensions of practice in the field—operations, administration, and working within the complex culture of a higher education institution—while also functioning as scholars of the field who can bring the best ideas from other institutions to help shape policy around eLearning. 

The second edition builds on the success of the first edition and presents both the collective expertise of veterans who have pioneered the field for 20 years, and of a rising generation of eLearning leaders that are transforming online programs at their own institutions, to address these challenges. 

This edition has been updated and expanded to reflect the increasing complexity of the field with seven new chapters and the revision of eight chapters that appeared in the first edition. New and updated topics include:

• The evolving role of the chief online learning officer
• Issues of diversity as more women and minorities enter leadership roles in the field
• The increasing role of learning analytics and data-based decisions
• The potential tensions involved in cohort-based versus individualized instruction
• The increasing need for faculty professional development
• The affordances of cloud computing, adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and mobile learning to the field
• The open educational resources movement and the implications for institutional policy and practice
• The challenges of an increasingly complex competitive environment
• Accessibility

There are few comparable positions in higher education than that of eLearning leaders who work across multiple academic and support units and whose work fundamentally affects the institution as a whole.  This volume is written for them.

“In these times of increasing reliance on e-learning, this text is an essential guidebook for leaders who intend to launch into the sometimes choppy waters of innovating through online learning. The information in this book will help leaders at all levels to chart a course of action that will lead institutions to effective implementation and consequent transformation.”

Ali Charr-Chellman, Ph.D. Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences - University of Idaho

"If you are a University leader whose institution just became 100% online thanks to COVID19, this is a must-have book. Miller and Ives have curated timely well-honed chapters on key topics that will serve as a guiding light for your overnight transformation. The chapter authors are the the standouts of online education from its inception to current experts. A strong combination of research-informed practice and many 'how tos'--a book you need today when the future just landed at your feet. And make no mistake--there is no going back to pre-COVID19 normal. From now on you will need to be conversant with some level of quality online education. Start with this book."

Marie Cini - Executive Consultant and Strategic Advisor at ED2WORK

"An amazingly well-researched and solid piece of work that provides the necessary historical platform upon which we can build a future of learning that moves beyond eLearning as a category to learning in general in the information age. To have this contribution made by the actual pioneers, architects and innovators in eLearning provides an authentic document reflecting the last three decades of hard work against entrenched odds."

Gordon Freedman, President - National Laboratory for Education Transformation, NLET

“This book is a must-read for aspiring and present online leaders who want to learn more about the intersection of technology, innovation, and leadership.  The collective wisdom of these expert authors in the e-learning field brings thoughtful and insightful perspectives on the e-learning landscape at an unprecedented time in our history when online learning is relied on more than ever to transform higher education.”

Chris A. Bustamante, former President of Rio Salado College - CAEL Senior Fellow, and Education Consultant

“This is one of those books that every educator, administrator and policymaker needs to read now. The authors and experts, who represent online learning’s visionaries, innovators and practitioners, offer up clear and authoritative guidance at a time when it could not be more relevant or essential. They have rendered higher education a path forward in its hour of need."

Anthony G. Picciano, Professor - Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

Foreword—Michael Grahame Moore
Preface—Gary E. Miller and Kathleen S. Ives
Acknowledgments

Part One: The Leadership Context
1) eLearning and the Transformation of Higher Education—Gary E. Miller
2) Leadership for Online Learning in U.S. Higher Education—Eric E. Fredericksen
3) Leading Change in the Mainstream: A Strategic Approach—Gary E. Miller
4) Leadership and Diversity—Cristi Ford and Kathleen S. Ives

Part Two: Ensuring Operational Effectiveness
5) What eLearning Leaders Should Know About Learning Effectiveness—Peter Shea and Karen Swan
6) What eLearning Leaders Should Know About Online Teaching—Karen Swan and Peter Shea
7) Supporting Faculty Success in Online Learning: Requirements for Individual and Institutional Leadership—Lawrence C. Ragan, Thomas B. Cavanagh, Raymond Schroeder, and Kelvin Thompson
8) Online Student Services Optimize Success and Engagement for all Students—Meg Benke, Victoria Brown, and Joshton Strigle
9) Moving Into the Technology Mainstream—David W. Andrews, Colin Marlaire, and Andrew Shean
10) Accessibility—Cyndi Rowland and Kelly Hermann
11) Operational Leadership in a Strategic Context—Raymond Schroeder

Part Three: Sustaining the Innovation
12) Leading a Quality Online Organization—Jennifer Mathes and Kaye Shelton
13) Leading Beyond the Organization—Meg Benke and Mary Niemiec
14) Preparing to Lead the eLearning Transformation—Kathleen S. Ives, Devon A. Cancilla, and Lawrence C. Ragan
15) Emerging Leadership Issues—Elizabeth Ciabocchi

Contributors
Index

Gary E. Miller

Dr. Gary E. Miller is Executive Director Emeritus of the Penn State World Campus. Prior to his retirement, he served as Associate Vice President for Outreach and Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education at Penn State and was the founding Executive Director of the Penn State World Campus, the University’s online distance education program.

He earlier served as Executive Director of the International University Consortium and Associate Vice President at the University of Maryland University College.

He holds a D.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Penn State. He is the author of The Meaning of General Education (Teachers College Press, 1988) and a co-author of Leading the E-Learning Transformation of Higher Education (Stylus Press, 2013) and numerous journal articles and book chapters on distance education and the undergraduate curriculum.

In March 2004, he was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. He has been recognized with the 2004 Wedemeyer Award from the University of Wisconsin and The American Journal of Distance Education, the 2007 Irving Award from the American Distance Education Consortium, the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National University Telecommunications Network, and the 2009 Prize of Excellence from the International Council for Open and Distance Education for his contributions to the field. In 2010, he was named an inaugural Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.

Kathleen S. Ives

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M. has worked in online technology for over 30 years in the non-profit, higher education, and corporate arenas.

Dr. Ives currently serves as a member of the Senior Staff for the National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET) and the Director of Higher Education Transformation as the organization develops tools, programs, and best practices to advance the workforce agenda by supporting educational systems and employers in building talent pools relevant to today’s business needs.

She also serves as Strategic Advisor for Packback, an education technology company that builds smart discussion communities via artificial intelligence to allow professors to promote and assess critical thinking in students. Previously, Dr. Ives served as the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director where she led the organization to become a fully, self-sustaining member association.

Additionally, Dr. Ives serves as adjunct faculty in organizational leadership and management communications at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Dr. Ives began her career at CBS and helped develop the service that evolved into Prodigy. She then spent fourteen years designing and implementing consumer online information services, first at AT&T and then at Verizon, where she spearheaded the development of the nation’s first online Yellow Pages product, now called superpages.com.

She has degrees in communication, communication management, and organizational leadership from the University of California at Davis, the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and the University of Phoenix-Online, respectively.