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Understanding of Leadership in Distance Education Management

Understanding of Leadership in Distance Education Management
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Author(s): Gülay Ekren (Sinop University, Turkey), Serçin Karataş (Gazi University, Turkey) and Uğur Demiray (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 17
Source title: Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0978-3.ch053

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Abstract

Today, distance education institutions are different from other traditional organizational structures because they require a virtual structuring. Therefore, the concept and practice of educational leadership is considered as a special area in distance education management process. As a requirement of 21st century, distance education leadership has been seen as a matter or necessity to be developed and to be investigated in the management of distance education. In this chapter, it is aimed to bring the insights of various researchers to define characteristics or qualifications of leadership in distance education, which are or should be different from traditional educational leadership through a literature review relevant to leadership and theories in leadership, educational leadership, and distance education leadership.

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