The Pioneer Post

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Only a handful of master's programs focus on training distance education leaders and instructional technologists, despite a rising need for these positions.

A Google search reveals only three U.S. master's programs that include distance education in their title. Canada's Athabasca University does have a Master of Education in Distance Education. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville started an online Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership this fall.

"We really did not find that there was a critical mass of programs out there that would provide that knowledge and skill set for a virtual education leader or administrator," Croft said.

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