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Managing Online Learning
The Life-Cycle of Successful Programs

Edited By

John Vivolo

ISBN 9781138364752
Published October 14, 2019 by Routledge
240 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 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?

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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.