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Leadership in e-learning

Leadership in e-learning

Jameson, Jill (2015) Leadership in e-learning. In: Spector, J. Michael, (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Sage Reference Encyclopedias, 1 . Sage Publications, Inc, London, UK, pp. 443-444. ISBN 9781452258225 (doi:10.4135/9781483346397.n185)

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Abstract

Leadership in e-learning refers to the role played by dominant individuals and groups in enabling maximal achievement of collective electronic learning (e-learning) goals by students in education. Leaders in e-learning accomplish this by integrating the use of educational technology into mainstream learning and teaching practices in ways that focus on pedagogic benefits for students rather than on using technology for its own sake. Leadership in e-learning differs from prior understandings of leadership in education in placing emphasis on technology-mediated collaborative learning environments that require flexible, responsive distributed leadership approaches combined with advanced group communication skills. Such approaches often require sophisticated problem-solving tactics that can handle the complexity, speed, and fluidity of new technologies and virtual teams in education, placing more emphasis on trusting interconnected relationships than on fixed hierarchical directive organizational management structures.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, E-learning, Educational leadership, E-leadership, Education research, Computers in education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 10:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14726

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