DE leader roles & competencies

VET Practitioners roles & competencies



   

Introduction

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.

Background Information:

The purpose of this survey is to determine the roles and competencies needed to lead DE and the feasibility of a prototype competency-model.

Procedures:

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.

Risks:

Being a participant in this study has no foreseeable risks.

Benefits:

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.

Confidentiality:

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: test@test.com


If you wish to participate, please start the survey by clicking on the CONTINUE button below.

 
 
   

ROLES: Question 1 of 3

Below are the roles that DE leaders may perform. For each role, answer the following question:

    How important is being competent in this role to the success of a distance learning venture?

Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer.
Critical Very important Reasonably important Somewhat important Not important
Teacher: Facilitates learning by presenting information, directing structured learning experiences, managing group discussions and group processes.
Techno-smith: Crafts positive human-computer experiences by ensuring the proper function of systems and making technology work for users.
Entrepreneur: A confident, flexible, educated risk-taker who perceives an opportunity and creates an organization to pursue it without regard for the resources currently controlled and with the will to rebound from setbacks, seeking different avenues for success.
Manager: Runs the day-to-day business of the DE organization, planning and directing work, controlling resources and expenditures, and communicating information to stakeholders. Supervises the selection, installation, delivery, and evaluation of learning to assure that organizational and stakeholder goals are satisfied.
Leader: Steers DE, supports the group's work, and links that work to the whole organization. Helps the organization adapt to new technologies and see its value and benefits.
 
   

ROLES: Question 2 of 3

Do you have any comments or modifications on the role descriptions?

Teacher: Facilitates learning by presenting information, directing structured learning experiences, managing group discussions and group processes.
   
Techno-smith: Crafts positive human-computer experiences by ensuring the proper function of systems and making technology work for users.
   
Entrepreneur: A confident, flexible, educated risk-taker who perceives an opportunity and creates an organization to pursue it without regard for the resources currently controlled and with the will to rebound from setbacks, seeking different avenues for success.
   
Manager: Runs the day-to-day business of the DE organization, planning and directing work, controlling resources and expenditures, and communicating information to stakeholders. Supervises the selection, installation, delivery, and evaluation of learning to assure that organizational and stakeholder goals are satisfied.
   
Leader: Steers DE, supports the group's work, and links that work to the whole organization. Helps the organization adapt to new technologies and see its value and benefits.
   
 
   

ROLES: Question 3 of 3

Is a role missing? If so, please provide a title and description. (click [?] for list of sample roles)

Role 1
   
Role 2
   
Role 3
   
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 1 of 6

Which of the following administrative skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Organizational skills
Managerial skills
Marketing skills
Planning skills
Policy-making skills
Project-management skills
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 2 of 6

Which of the following business skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Business knowledge
Change management skills
Distance Learning field awareness
Industry awareness
Organizational behavior understanding
Support services understanding
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 3 of 6

Which of the following technical skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Computer literate
Learning technology literate
Media literate
Technology access knowledge
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 4 of 6

Which of the following cognitive skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Analytical skills
Big picture skills
Budgeting skills
Coping skills
Cost-benefit analysis skills
Data analysis skills
Intellectual versatility
Knowledge of interventions
Modeling of behavior/skills
Needs analysis skills
Performance understanding
Problem-solving skills
Systems thinking
Visioning skills
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 5 of 6

Which of the following pedagogical skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Adult learning understanding
Course room management skills
Design and development skills
Evaluation skills
General education theory
Program evaluation skills
T&D theories and techniques
 
   

COMPETENCIES: Question 6 of 6

Which of the following interpersonal skills do DE leaders need to be competent? (Do NOT answer the question if you are unsure of the answer)
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Buy in & advocacy skills
Coaching skill
Communication skills
Consulting skills
Editing skills
Facilitation skills
Feedback skills
Group process skills
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Language skills
Critical Very Important Moderately important Somewhat important Not important
Leadership skills
Negotiation skills
Presentation skills
Public relations skills
Questioning skills
Relationship building skills
Team building skills
Writing skills
 
   
Are there any competencies you would like to add?
 
   
 
   

PARTICIPANT DATA: Question 1 of 4

What is the area of your current position?
 
Leadership
 
Management
 
Teaching
 
Support
 
Other
    
   

PARTICIPANT DATA: Question 2 of 4

How many years of experience do you have in distance education?
 
14+
 
11-13
 
8-10
 
5-7
 
2-4
 
0-1 year
   

PARTICIPANT DATA: Question 3 of 4

What is the highest level of education you have completed?
 
Doctorate degree
 
Masters degree
 
Baccalaureate degree
 
Associate degree
 
Post-secondary diploma
 
Post-secondary certificate
 
   

PARTICIPANT DATA: Question 4 of 4

Which one of the following best describes your organization?
 
Privately held, for-profit business
 
Publicly held, for-profit business
 
Not-for-profit service organization
 
Primary or Secondary School
 
Community/Technical College
 
Baccalaureate College
 
Master's Comprehensive College
 
Doctorial/Research University
 
Other
    
 
   

COMMENTS: Question 1 of 1

Please enter any comments or suggestions you may have.
   
 

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