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Leadership in e-learning refers to the role played by dominant individuals and groups in enabling maximal achievement of collective electronic learning (e-learning) goals by students in education. Leaders in e-learning accomplish this by integrating the use of educational technology into mainstream learning and teaching practices in ways that focus on pedagogic benefits for students rather than on using technology for its own sake. Leadership in e-learning differs from prior understandings of leadership in education in placing emphasis on technology-mediated collaborative learning environments that require flexible, responsive distributed leadership approaches combined with advanced group communication skills. Such approaches often require sophisticated problem-solving tactics that can handle the complexity, speed, and fluidity of new technologies and virtual teams in education, placing more emphasis on trusting interconnected relationships ...

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