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Emerging leadership roles in distance education: Current state of affairs and forecasting future trends

Emerging leadership roles in distance education: Current state of affairs and forecasting future trends

Abstract   This paper discusses the enormous impact distance learning has had on traditional higher education and addresses emerging leadership roles within those constructs. The writer will address and discuss qualities that are necessary for leaders and the success of their distance education initiatives. Topics discussed include critical issues relating to the evolution and continuation of distance learning programs such as globalization, consistent lack of federal and state educational funding, a growing student population, and the emergence of the Internet. In addition, new technologies in distance education are highlighted. Finally, the writer will provide considerable information for institutions of higher learning as well as those individuals associated with the advancement of... Show More
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