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Distance Learning Coordinators

Also called: Chief Learning Officer, Coordinator of Online Programs, Distance Learning Coordinator, Program Facilitation Director for Distance Learning

What they do:
Coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.
On the job, you would:
  • Communicate to faculty, students, or other users availability of, or changes to, distance learning courses or materials, programs, services, or applications.
  • Develop distance learning program goals or plans, including equipment replacement, quality assurance, or course offering plans.
  • Supervise distance learning support staff.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Instructure Canvas
Network conferencing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Connect
  • Cisco WebEX
Object or component oriented development software
  • C#
  • C++

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$77,380
per year, on average
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