"Distance Education Management: What Defines the Academic/Managerial Divide?" and "Academic Capitalism and Distance Education: Reconciling Markets and Scholarly Values"
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“Distance Education Management: What Defines the Academic / Managerial Divide?” Distance education units employ a variety of organizational models, but how do they mesh with conventional roles? This presentation will examine systematic factors which have instigated the academic/professional divide among distance educators. “Academic Capitalism and Distance Education: Reconciling Markets and Scholarly Values”. Based on the literature and using North American examples, this interactive presentation is intended to provide participants with an informed understanding the tension(s) between the commodification of distance learning and higher education/institutional values.