1st Edition

Managing Online Learning The Life-Cycle of Successful Programs

Edited By John Vivolo Copyright 2020
    240 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    240 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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 Ann 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 Learning

    John Vivolo

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

    Patrice Torcivia Prusko

    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

    Epilogue: Days of Future Past: Where Do We Go From Here?


    John Vivolo is a thought leader in online learning with over 15 years of experience. He is Director of Online Education at the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, and President of Re-Learning Solutions, LLC, an online learning consulting firm, USA. He was previously Director of Online and Virtual Learning at New York University and Director of Online Learning at the American Montessori Society.