Distance Learning Coordinators Career Video
Description: Coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.
Distance learning coordinators make learning accessible around the clock and from any location. These professionals schedule courses and run the day-to-day operations of online learning programs for educational institutions, professional associations, and other organizations. Distance learning coordinators are experts on the software and equipment used for distance learning. They train faculty and staff to adapt curriculum and assignments from classroom to online learning methods. As planners, distance learning coordinators determine equipment and software needs,change course offerings, and continuously build quality assurance. These coordinators help instructors and students manage technical issues and organizational requirements. Distance learning coordinators usually supervise other staff and often negotiate with the vendors who sell equipment and software; they may work closely with academic departments. They also do their share of administrative tasks: scheduling courses and computer labs, managing budgets, analyzing data and writing reports to document distance learning participation and goals. The majority of jobs for distance learning coordinators require a master’s degree and work experience that reflect knowledge of curriculum design and learning software. With a career like this one, you can help your students and staff go the distance.