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Leading Online Programs

Leading Online Programs is a comprehensive guide for best practices in establishing an online program, leading and developing online faculty, evaluating online programs, planning for future growth, and more.

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1 person$329 per person
2-4 people$295 per person
5-9 people$209 per person
10-19 people$165 per person
20-39 people$139 per person
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The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.

In your role as an academic leader, leading an online program is a big undertaking. It’s so much more than teacher performance and reviews. Your work in leading an online program effectively can directly impact student success, improve completion and retention rates, and the development of your faculty.

Leading Online Programs is your one-stop shop for best practices for establishing online programs from experienced leaders who have been there before. Receive proven strategies you can implement immediately on the most important aspects of leading an online program:

  • Establishing an online program
  • Leading and developing online faculty
  • Evaluating online programs
  • Planning for future growth

This asynchronous 5-hour Magna Online Course examines the challenges unique to leading online programs and provides solutions to support program planning, improving retention and graduation rates, and growing online courses and programs.

  • Additionally, Leading Online Programs identifies how leaders can work with faculty teaching online—from hiring and onboarding through evaluating and addressing performance concerns.
  • Presenters are from a wide range of institutions and have years of online program leadership experience.
  • Each unit features a variety of short programs that cover crucial questions and topics related to student engagement.

Better serve students and help them succeed by effectively leading higher-education online learning courses and programs! This collection will spark innovative ideas for you to implement right away in your own position. A wealth of practical strategies and advice from experienced leaders is waiting for you!

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Learning Goals

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Establish the framework needed to effect meaningful change within a program or organization
  • Create an online learning environment that encourages higher completion rates at the program level
  • Articulate the differences between the skills and competencies needed for three distinct online faculty roles
  • See how using adjunct faculty can deal with faculty capacity woes but also maintain quality online programming
  • Execute key components of the online instructor onboarding process
  • Use common methods for helping faculty achieve online teaching competencies
  • Know where to look in an online course to find evidence of good teaching
  • Implement a progressive performance management process with online faculty who have serious performance concerns
  • Recognize quality reviews can help enhance the effectiveness of your institution’s online offerings
  • Define and use analytics to improve online course outcomes
  • List a variety of strategies that can help determine which online courses and programs should be targeted for expansion

Who Will Benefit from This Course:

  • Deans
  • Department Chairs
  • Online program leadership

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Product Code: OO22CD

Meet Your Presenters

Miebeth Bustillo-Booth
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Applied Business, Pierce College

Bethanie Hansen, DMA
Faculty Director, American Public University Systems

Dan Keast, PhD
Rochester Professor of Music, The University of Texas Permian Basin

James Moore
Director of Online Learning, DePaul University

Ann Taylor
Assistant Dean for Distance Learning, The Pennsylvania State University

Brian Udermann, PhD
Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$299 per person
2-9 people$229 per person
10-49 people$179 per person
50-99 people$159 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.
The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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