You are invited to participate in a research study of competencies needed by people who lead distance education (DE) in both industry and education. The study will provide DE leaders and their employers with information concerning the skills and knowledge needed by those charged with leading DE.
You were selected as a possible participant because of your experience in DE. It is recommended that you have 5+ years of experience in DE to complete this survey. Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to participate in this study.
This study is being conducted by: Amy Nelson, Doctorial student at Capella University.
The purpose of this survey is to determine the roles and competencies needed to lead DE and the feasibility of a prototype competency-model.
If you agree to be in this study, you are asked to complete 1 survey based on an extensive literature review. It will ask you to identify the roles DE leaders perform in education and industry, and identify the competencies they need. All questions are multiple choice with room for additions or comments. It will take 15-30 minutes to complete depending on your additions and comments.
Being a participant in this study has no foreseeable risks.
The researcher hopes to develop a learning model for leaders around the competencies DE leaders have in common and then share this information with others who may benefit. This may help institutions such as yours develop more effective selection plans, and training and development plans. As a participant, you will have electronic access to the completed paper.
The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report we might publish, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a subject. Research records will be kept in a secured file; only the primary researcher will have access to the records.
Contact and Questions:
The researcher conducting this study is (CONDUCTER). Please contact with any questions:
If you wish to participate, please start the survey by clicking on the CONTINUE button below.