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International Journal of Management in Education
International Journal of Management in Education


Special Issue on: "Managing Online Teaching in Higher Education"

Guest Editor: Dr. Jean A. Pratt, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA

Online education has emerged as a core means of aggressive competition among institutions of higher education. The challenges and strategic opportunities associated with online education can be addressed from multiple perspectives, as is evidenced via the variety of related topics published in IJMIE.

The purpose of this special issue is to focus on the perspective of managing online teaching:

  • How can and should institutions of higher education manage online teaching?
  • How does managing online teaching impact the institution's strategic mission?
  • How does it impact faculty and students?

Special consideration will be given to manuscripts challenging current assumptions regarding the management of online teaching and positing creative and innovative ideas. Manuscripts presenting analyses and interpretations of empirical data are always welcome. Our goal is to foster and promote innovative thinking, stimulate critical debate, encourage collection and analyses of relevant data, and add to the theoretical foundations used in discussions related to the management of online teaching within institutions of higher education.

Subject Coverage
Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Advances in teaching technology
  • Standardisation of course content
  • Faculty support; additional pressure on faculty
  • The impact of managing online teaching on student learning
  • Centralisation vs. independence of course development authority
  • Administrator vs. faculty perspective
  • Programme validation
  • Faculty assessment and development
  • Balancing on-campus and online classes
  • Faculty compensation issues
  • Faculty-student interactions
  • Cultural issues involved with managing online teaching to a global audience
  • Issues surrounding distribution and use of texts and other online teaching materials
  • Intellectual property, cyberplagiarism and other legal issues
  • Ethical issues
  • Other relevant topics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Papers Due: 15 June 2009

Peer Reviews Returned: 15 August 2009

Finalised Papers Due: 15 October 2009