Distance Learning Coordinators

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Distance learning coordinators are responsible for coordinating the distance learning programs of colleges, universities, and other academic institutions. These programs are typically conducted through the school's Web site and online platforms. Distance learning coordinators communicate regularly with the school's faculty, staff, and students. They help develop distance learning programs, oversee the distance learning staff, assess educational goals and needs, and train distance learning staff and instructors in the course management software and other tools and processes involved in distance education. There were about 147,330 instructional coordinators, including distance learning coordinators, employed in the United States in May 2016, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Instructional Coordinators, Education Administrators
Duties Develop and oversee distance learning programs offered by colleges, universities, and other academic institutions; supervise and train development learning instructors and staff in procedures and operational equipment
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, with high demand in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and other major cities
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Social Studies
Experience Three to four years experience
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, Department Head, Distance Learning Department
  • Senior Distance Learning Coordinator
  • Distance Learning Coordinator

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