Linking Strategic Planning with Program Implementation for Distance Education


This article outlines some of the major factors and issues a college or university needs to address in planning for and implementing distance education. The article discusses the benefits of technology-enhanced learning, the barriers to implementation, the advisory committee's role, the steps in strategic planning, and the components of programmatic implementation. The authors propose that leadership in budgeting, infrastructure development, staffing, and policy revision are key to linking campus-wide strategic planning with distance education implementation.

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