In the last few months, our members have reported receiving mailings that intimate that to be compliant with Federal requirements, a Distance Learning program must use a technology solution to authenticate students.   Not every vendor is doing this, but I have also received the postcard that sets an ominous tone.

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2018 ITC Leadership Academy

I enjoy this weekly opportunity to muse on the many challenges AND opportunities associated with Distance Learning.  And I am amazed at the breadth and diversity of those involved in the Distance Learning movement.  This week, I want to reach out to those of you who are ready to grow in your role as a DL administrator and emerging leader.  

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Have you innovated lately?

Yes, you personally?   And when was the last time you unleashed the creative, unbridled talent of those you work with?  Do you try to inspire every day?  Have you fostered a culture of trust as a colleague or supervisor?   Today’s remarks are focused on making you feel guilty.  Seriously.  The questions above are part of the critical components of true innovation, creativity and success.  The only way to seize the moment and propel your program forward, the only way you can achieve genuine breakthroughs and help to transform an outdated education culture on your campus, and the only way you can ultimately perfect your role as a change agent (transformational leader) is to begin by being able to answer “YES” in a loud, clear voice to ALL of the questions above.

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