Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs

Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs

Koksal Buyuk (Anadolu University, Turkey), Serpil Kocdar (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Aras Bozkurt (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 378
ISBN13: 9781522526452|ISBN10: 1522526455|EISBN13: 9781522526469|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2645-2


The face of education is constantly being transformed due to rapid changes in technology. It is imperative that leadership trends and techniques be evaluated in the educational field, particularly in reference to alternative learning programs.

Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs is a pivotal scholarly resource that discusses emerging issues surrounding the administration of non-traditional education practices. Highlighting relevant topics that include policy development, quality assurance, accreditation, and assessment systems, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in the progression of open and distance education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment Systems
  • Curriculum Development
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Policy Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Strategic Planning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Köksal Büyük has been the head of Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty, Learning Technologies Research and Development since July 2015. Büyük also serves as the head of Anadolu University, Strategic Research Center. Büyük holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master and doctoral degree in management and organization. His research interests are: Governance, management, administration, strategic management, strategic performance, management of strategic performance, organizational culture, managements in non-governmental organizations, institutional achievement report, open and distance learning, distance education, management of distance education processes.
Serpil Kocdar works as an assistant professor at Open Education Faculty of Anadolu University, Turkey. She is a graduate of Economics and she has a master’s degree in Distance Education. She worked in corporate banking sector as a vice manager from 1997 to 2002. She received her Ph.D. in Distance Education from Anadolu University in 2011. She worked in the Assessment Department of Open Education Faculty from 2002 to 2014. Currently, she works for the Quality Office and R&D and Instructional Technologies Department. Her research interests are quality assurance and accreditation, evaluation, assessment, instructional design and new learning technologies in open and distance learning.
Aras Bozkurt received his MA and PhD degrees in Distance Education from Anadolu University. He is currently working as a specialist at Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty. Bozkurt has experience in teaching to adult learners and K12 students. He serves as a reviewer for several journals in distance education field and he is also an editorial board member for eLearn Magazine and Editorial Review Board for OLJ. His current research interests are topics related to digital books, interactive e-books, gamification, game-based learning, research trends in distance education, social networks, online interaction, online learning spaces, online learning communities, online community formation and online learning. He is also interested in critical theories such as connectivism, rhizomatic learning, heutagogy and emerging research paradigms such as social network analysis, sentiment analysis, and data mining.