Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Ed - Part One: The Leadership Context

Please note: This is Part 1 in a series of 3 webinars. You will need to register individually for each webinar you are interested in attending by visiting our Webinars page.

Leading Innovation in the Mainstream

Webinar Description:

This session will examine issues associated with leading online learning innovations within the complex academic culture of a higher education institution. It will review planning principles, organizational strategies, the role of the online learning leader as an ambassador for the university, and emerging opportunities for innovation.

Intended Audience:

This session is designed for individuals who are leading online learning innovations at their institutions.

Key Messages:

The session will help leaders understand how to sustain innovation in the complex, highly decentralized and diverse culture of a higher education institution. It will include ideas on how to create a leadership community and how to ensure support from both academic and administrative units whose support is key to long-term success.

Speaker Bio


Dr. Gary E. Miller
Executive Director Emeritus of the World Campus at The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Gary E. Miller is Executive Director Emeritus of the Penn State World Campus. Prior to his retirement, he served as Associate Vice President for Outreach and Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education and was the founding Executive Director of Penn State World Campus, the University’s online distance education program. He earlier served as Executive Director of the International University Consortium and Associate Vice President at the University of Maryland University College. He is a co-author of the 2013 first edition and co-editor of the 2020 second edition of Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education (Stylus Press). In March 2004, he was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. He has been recognized with the 2004 Wedemeyer Award from the University of Wisconsin and The American Journal of Distance Education, the 2007 Irving Award from the American Distance Education Consortium, the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National University Telecommunications Network, and the 2009 Prize of Excellence from the International Council for Open and Distance Education for his contributions to the field. In 2010, he was named a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.