Online Education Administration

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As colleges and universities continue to expand their online courses and degree programs, the management and administration of these offerings becomes essential. Learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. You also explore strategies for improving the quality of online programs as well as student support services.


This three-week badge consists of seven modules covering topics such as creating a culture of acceptance of online education, ensuring quality of online programs, developing policies and procedures, and managing & leading change, among others.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty interested in moving into administration
  • Anyone new to distance education management and administration
  • Directors of online degree programs
  • Department chairs, college deans, and provosts who have administrative oversight of online courses and degree programs

After completion of this badge, you will be able to:

  • Develop ideas for becoming more strategic with online programming
  • Describe the importance of having strong student support services for online learners
  • Formulate policies and procedures related to online education
  • Generate ways to create a culture of acceptance of online education on your campus
  • Formulate strategies to enhance the quality of your online courses and programs

Time requirements

Total duration: 3 weeks. Course work and assignments can be expected to take 3–5 hours per week.

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 20
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Janet Staker Woerner at janet.stakerwoerner@wisc.edu or 608-692-7131

Registration Questions?

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What Attendees Are Saying

I enrolled in this course to gain greater insight into the administration of online learning, as I am leading the development of a strategic plan for distance education on my campus. The Online Education Administration course provided valuable insight into the many facets of the leadership of online education initiatives. The instructor maintained an active presence throughout the course and provided valuable feedback at each step. I look forward to staying in contact with colleagues I have met in this course. The knowledge and skills I have developed will be of direct benefit to my role within my university as the Director of Distance Education.
Gloria Niles, University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu