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Managing Online Learning

The Life-Cycle of Successful Programs, 1st Edition

Edited by John Vivolo


216 pages | 43 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138364752
pub: 2019-10-14
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Managing Online Learning is a comprehensive guide to planning and executing effective online learning programs. Featuring contributions from experienced professionals across operations in university and corporate settings, this all-in-one resource provides leaders and administrators with informed strategies for supporting learners’ and instructors’ evolving needs, implementing and evaluating pedagogically sound technologies, projecting revenue-generating models, and anticipating future scaling challenges. These highly-applied chapters cover essential topics such as unit design, management of staff and finances, student engagement, user experience and interface, data analytics, and more

Table of Contents


Section One: Organizational Leadership and Management

1. Overview of Online Learning and an (Un)official History

John Vivolo

2. Preparing the Path: Building an Online Learning Unit for Next Generation Learners

John Vivolo

3. Leading and Finding the Way: Leadership and Finances in Online Learning

Marlene Leekang

4. Keeping the Machine and Culture in Sync: Creative Management of Technology Enhanced Teams

Marlene Leekang

Section Two: Challenges and Opportunities for Learners

5. Supporting the Online Student: From Suspect to Graduate (alumni), Lisa Bellantuono

6. Seeing the World: Introduction to International Online Learners, Jennifer Lauren

7. Overcoming Faculty Resistance to Teaching Online, Robert Ubell

8. A Voice in the Wilderness: Overcoming Isolation in Online Learning, John Vivolo

Section Three: Course Design and Development

9. Building the Scene: Storyboarding and Course Design for Interactive and Engaging, John Vivolo

10. The Windows to the Soul: User Experience Design for Online Learners, Patrice Torcivia

11. Lights, Camera, Online: Building an Online Learning Studio to Support Next Generation Course Development, Earl Co

12. Engineers Welcome: Designing and Teaching STEM Online, Catheryn Reardon

Section Four: Ongoing Improvements

13. Pocket Data Analytics: An Instruction to Practical Applications of Course Analytics in Online Learning, John Vivolo

14. Understanding and Ensuring Quality: Designing Assessments and Evaluations for Online Learning, Elisabeth Gabriel Stucklen

15. Days of Future Past: Where do we go from here?

About the Editor

John Vivolo is a thought leader in online learning with over 15 years of experience. He has served in leadership roles in New York University and the American Montessori Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Classroom Management