DEL 7010 3 credits Thesis Research
Students will explore the various aspects of distance education/ eLearning from a management perspective. Managing & leading people and teams is explored in the context of examining such specific topics as: marketing an online program, recruiting students and staff, training and retaining online instructors, developing courses, maintaining student services, which special consideration of including diversity/inclusion, and related issues. Emphasis is placed on review (and reflection) of career opportunities for managers of online learning programs including corporate, non-profit, K-12, with special emphasis on higher education distance education programs. This course surveys the history, theories, and practices of distance education. Key principles and practical issues involved in the field are identified and critically examined. In general, the course surveys the teaching and learning aspects of distance education, planning and evaluation as well as essential administrative and policy factors, with discussion of the impact of technological change on people and processes.