Distance Learning Coordinators
SOC: 11-9039.01

Description:

Coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.


National Salary Information:

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Coordinator of Online Programs
  • Development Coordinator
  • Director of Distance Learning
  • Distance Education Coordinator
  • Distance Education Development Coordinator
  • Distance Education Director
  • Distance Education Faculty Liaison
  • Distance Learning Administrator
  • Distance Learning Coordinator
  • Distance Learning Program Coordinator
  • Distance Learning Technician
  • Distance Learning Unit Leader
  • E-Learning Coordinator
  • Head of Academic Technology
  • Learning Administrator
  • Learning and Development Consultant
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Online Facilitator
  • Online Program Coordinator
  • Program Facilitation Director for Distance Learning
  • Service Learning Coordinator
  • Student Outreach Coordinator


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Write and submit grant applications or proposals to secure funding for distance learning programs.
  • Review distance learning content to ensure compliance with copyright, licensing, or other requirements.
  • Conduct inventories of distance learning equipment, summarizing equipment usage data.
  • Communicate technical or marketing information about distance learning via podcasts, webinars, and other technologies.
  • Train instructors and distance learning staff in the use or support of distance learning applications, such as course management software.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with distance learning equipment or applications.
  • Supervise distance learning support staff.
  • Purchase equipment or services in accordance with distance learning plans and budget constraints.
  • Select, direct, and monitor the work of vendors that provide products or services for distance learning programs.
  • Prepare and manage distance learning program budgets.
  • Prepare reports summarizing distance learning statistical data or describing distance learning program objectives and accomplishments.
  • Negotiate with academic units or instructors and vendors to ensure cost-effective and high-quality distance learning programs, services, or courses.
  • Monitor technological developments in distance learning for technological means to educational or outreach goals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning programs in promoting knowledge or skill acquisition.
  • Direct and support the technical operation of distance learning classrooms or equipment.
  • Develop distance learning program goals or plans, including equipment replacement, quality assurance, or course offering plans.
  • Create and maintain web sites or databases that support distance learning programs.
  • Assess distance-learning technological or educational needs and goals.
  • Communicate to faculty, students, or other users availability of, or changes to, distance learning courses or materials, programs, services, or applications.
  • Analyze data to assess distance learning program status or to inform decisions for distance learning programs.
  • Provide technical or logistical support to users of distance learning classrooms, equipment, web sites, or services.
  • Prepare and distribute schedules of distance learning resources, such as course offerings, classrooms, laboratories, equipment, and web sites.
  • Develop or provide technical resources, such as course management and videoconferencing systems, networking, and webcasting, for distance learning programs.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Personal computers
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Webinar equipment
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Connect
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Blackboard software
  • C#
  • C++
  • Campus Cruiser LMS
  • Cisco Systems WebEx
  • ConferenceEdge software
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Facebook
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Instructure Canvas
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Moodle
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Podcasting software
  • RISC Virtual Training Assistant
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP software
  • Twitter
  • Videoconferencing software
  • Web browser software
  • Web conferencing software
  • YouTube


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020