Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.” Why? They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014). Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners.
Future-focused leaders in distance learning are using technology to change the game of education and life. One person cannot do it alone in a world that continues to change at an increasingly rapid pace; rather, distance administrators should innovate in teams with a spirit of cooperation and creativity. Together, with a common purpose, distance leaders can examine megatrends, utilize emerging technologies, develop content, streamline design and monitor analytics while creating meaningful educational experiences and innovating the world of distance education in ways not yet imagined.
Thanks for following and celebrating this blog series focused on the future-focused leadership in distance learning. Keep those ideas and trends coming!
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The manuscript, Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning (including references used in this blog series), can be downloaded online by visiting the Kimmel Education and Research Center’s Digital Commons site: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/kimmelfacpub/24