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Redefining the Professor’s Role in the Online World

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Online classrooms have made their way onto the education scene in a big way. A considerable amount of higher education institutions have begun to understand the benefits of online coursework. Most educational theories are based within face-to-face classrooms and online classroom research is lacking. A paper by Arbaugh, et. al. (2013) discusses the need for additional research in online classroom management from a manager’s perspective. This research runs from professor management all the way to online learning theories. There is a bias by instructors against online learning even though more universities are adapting the technology. The bias comes in part from a lack of research to support online learning and the very perception professors have of their traditional academic roles.   No longer does the concept of pipe smoke filled rooms, tweed jackets and dusty books define a professor’s role. It has been replaced by a laptop and kindle.   What is an online professor? It is

Conferences: GMAC Leadership Conference on Graduate Education 2014

Join us January 21-24 2014 for an exclusive opportunity to engage with leaders in graduate management education on issues that are vital to your continued success. The GMAC Leadership Conference offers academic and administrative program-level deans and directors from GMAT accepting schools and/or members of  MBA Roundtable an intimate setting to get the inside track on the state of graduate management education, and the future of your programs. Deans and directors from around the globe attend each year to: Join strategic conversations and explore new ideas in leadership practice and instruction Explore solutions to current challenges through formal and informal networking opportunities Learn from thought leaders in education and management around the world  More Information

The Fear of Innovative Change in Higher Education

It is difficult to discuss higher education without mentioning the innovative movement within such industries. Both non-profits and for-profits have opted into the innovation change in order to reduce costs and increase graduation rates. Such changes are partially home grown and partially forced by the industry based upon new economic challenges the nation finds itself dealing with.  Educators feel that the push for change comes from outside market forces that demand new skill levels (Kirschner, 2012). Those professors and administrators who were the originators of new knowledge have a push to be on the forefront of new educational and technology based systems. The market desires a higher prepared student that is capable of handling a more complex work environment with more complex tools.  According to a study conducted by Public Agenda many administrators are focusing on short-term gains that have impacted their colleges versus fully engaging themselves in the technology r