Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.
Common job titles of Distance Learning Coordinators include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
63.64% said they needed a Master's Degree.
27.27% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Communicate to faculty, students, or other users availability of, or changes to, distance learning courses or materials, programs, services, or applications.
Troubleshoot and resolve problems with distance learning equipment or applications.
Supervise distance learning support staff.
Develop or provide technical resources, such as course management and videoconferencing systems, networking, and webcasting, for distance learning programs.
Prepare and distribute schedules of distance learning resources, such as course offerings, classrooms, laboratories, equipment, and web sites.
Provide technical or logistical support to users of distance learning classrooms, equipment, web sites, or services.
Create and maintain web sites or databases that support distance learning programs.
Direct and support the technical operation of distance learning classrooms or equipment.
Monitor technological developments in distance learning for technological means to educational or outreach goals.
Select, direct, and monitor the work of vendors that provide products or services for distance learning programs.
Train instructors and distance learning staff in the use or support of distance learning applications, such as course management software.
Communicate technical or marketing information about distance learning via podcasts, webinars, and other technologies.
Analyze data to assess distance learning program status or to inform decisions for distance learning programs.
Assess distance-learning technological or educational needs and goals.
Develop distance learning program goals or plans, including equipment replacement, quality assurance, or course offering plans.
Evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning programs in promoting knowledge or skill acquisition.
Negotiate with academic units or instructors and vendors to ensure cost-effective and high-quality distance learning programs, services, or courses.
Prepare reports summarizing distance learning statistical data or describing distance learning program objectives and accomplishments.
Prepare and manage distance learning program budgets.
Purchase equipment or services in accordance with distance learning plans and budget constraints.
Conduct inventories of distance learning equipment, summarizing equipment usage data.
Review distance learning content to ensure compliance with copyright, licensing, or other requirements.
Write and submit grant applications or proposals to secure funding for distance learning programs.
Laser facsimile machines
Digital video disk DVD players
Hypertext markup language HTML
Microsoft .NET Framework
SAP Crystal Reports
Adobe Systems Adobe CaptivateAll Technologies
Adobe Systems Adobe Connect
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
Campus Cruiser LMS
Cisco Systems WebEx
RISC Virtual Training Assistant
Web conferencing software
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.