The recent rapid growth of distance education - and e-learning - in both public and private education, as well as in the training sectors, has created an enormous demand for qualified professionals. Get the comprehensive, practical knowledge you need to lead the distance education enterprise within educational, business, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates of the UMUC Master of Distance Education program will be able to: develop and communicate a mission and vision for the implementation of distance education within an organization; function effectively as leader, manager and team member within a distance education or training organization; develop strategic goals and business plans for distance education within an organization; analyze and recommend an organizational distance education technology plan, and manage the implementation of that technology in distance delivery; and design, implement, and assess the necessary support services for a distance education program.
The distance education technology specialization in the Master of Distance Education and E-Learning (MDE) program trains managers who manage technology-related aspects of distance education program development, including setting up appropriate technology configurations; selecting tools; and managing the technology-related aspects of media integration, course design, and development. It also examines the intricate relationship of globalization and communication technologies that exert a considerable influence in reshaping distance education.
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