Nicholas Provenzano asks, what makes someone an educational-technology leader? Are there certain qualities that make such people stand out from everyone else? Do they have fancy degrees that make them special?
Here are his thoughts…
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Online: July 16–27 and September 17–October 5
On-site: August 6–9
State College, Pennsylvania
The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by Penn State and the Sloan Consortium. Go to IELOL website
This institute is designed to serve the leadership development needs of professionals in the rapidly expanding field of online learning.
IELOL is a four-step leadership development program. The program begins with a two-week IELOL online experience (July 16–27) designed to identify and focus attention on key leadership challenges at the participants’ organizations. The second step is an on-site immersive experience at Penn State (August 6–9) that enables the IELOL participant to develop specific leadership skills, styles, networks, and strategies for the emerging leader. A three-week online follow-up program (September 17–October 5) provides senior-level mentoring and consulting for the participants as they apply the newly-acquired skills and concepts in their local settings. The program culminates with a pre-conference workshop (October 10–12) at the annual Sloan Consortium ALN conference in Orlando.
This is the fourth year for the program. We now have nearly 100 alums who continue to network and use the skills they developed in the institute. We have received many enthusiastic testimonials, and some excellent feedback that continues to help shape the program.
via The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning | The Sloan Consortium.
Facilitating an online environment has its own set of characteristics and challenges.
When designing online learning, it’s more important to drive it from the learning challenge rather than the technology perspective. You also need to design for student activity rather than delivery of content. Unlike a classroom setting, all the materials need to be prepared and structured in advance.
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