Leading the E-Learning Transformation of Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education

Gary Miller, Meg Benke, Bruce Chaloux, Lawrence C. Ragan, Raymond Schroeder, Wayne Smutz, Karen Swan

Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change.

This volume launched the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.

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This important volume:

  • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles
  • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide
  • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings
  • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy
Table of Contents

Table of Contents:


PART ONE: Leading Change: Making the Match Between Leadership and Institutional Culture

1. E-Learning and the Transformation of Higher Education – Bruce Chaloux and Gary Miller
2. The Impact of Organizational Context – Bruce Chaloux and Gary Miller
3. Leading Change in the Mainstream: A Strategic Approach – Gary Miller
4. Leadership Is Personal – Wayne Smutz

PART TWO: Ensuring Operational Excellence

5. Enhancing e-Learning Effectiveness – Karen Swan
6. Supporting Faculty Success in Online Learning: Requirements for Individual and Institutional Leadership – Lawrence C. Ragan and Raymond Schroeder
7. Optimizing Student Success – Meg Benke and Gary Miller
8. Moving Into the Technology Mainstream – Raymond Schroeder and Gary Miller
9. Operational Leadership: Moving From Operations to Strategy – Raymond Schroeder

PART THREE: Sustaining the Innovation

10. Policy Leadership in e-Learning – Bruce Chaloux
11. Leading Beyond the Institution – Meg Benke and Gary Miller
12. Foreseeing an Actionable Future – Gary Miller, Meg Benke, Bruce Chaloux, Lawrence C. Ragan, Raymond Schroeder, Wayne Smutz, and Karen Swan