Although the terms leadership and administration may seem to be redundant, there is a subtle difference between them that is very important when used in discussing distributed learning. An administrator carries out or implements policies, whereas a leader influences behavior, often well beyond the boundaries where his or her behavior ceases. Given the potential human and fiscal costs of implementing distributed learning and the often highly emotive responses involved, it is critical that those who are charged with administering distributed learning exert effective leadership.

Planning for Distributed Learning

Many prognosticators predict the demise or downsizing of institutions of higher education as the result of distributed learning. Although these predictions may be overstated, institutions that do not engage in timely and effective planning to adapt to the ...

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