Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership

Keppell, Mike and O'Dwyer, Carolyn and Lyon, Betsy and Childs, Merilyn (2011) Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 15 (4). pp. 9-21. ISSN 1939-5256


This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centered on distributive leadership that involves collaboration, shared purpose, responsibility and recognition of leadership irrespective of role or position within an organization. Distributive leadership was a core principle in facilitating the transformation of learning and teaching through a Teaching Fellowship Scheme that empowered leaders across a regional distance education university. In parallel, a design-based research project analyzed the perceptions of the Teaching Fellows in relation to blended learning, time/space, peer learning, innovation and equity issues in relation to distance education.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Originally published in ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology Vol. 18, No. 3, November 2010
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible and blended learning; distributive leadership; design-based research; fellowships; transformative change; transformative learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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