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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Grad Course in Virtual School Leadership

This came through my inbox. An item posted to one of the NACOL forums.
The Dept. of Educational Technology at BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce a new ground-breaking graduate elective, 15 weeks, 3 credits, for the spring 2008 semester, January 22-May 9.


EDTECH 597: Virtual School Leadership in K12
Section # 4174
Class #15661
3 credits
Course fees: $1,044 regardless of location
Instructor: Dr. Donna Vakili, Executive Director of Idaho Digital Learning Academy, and Board Member of North American Council for Online Learning.

Fully online, internet based course using Blackboard.

Description: The exponential increase in K-12 virtual education demands leaders who are technology innovators, business savvy, instructional leaders, and knowledgeable about policy, practice, and public relations. We will examine the issues critical to virtual K-12 schools sustainability. Participants will explore policy, accountability, educational quality, administration, funding, and supervision in virtual schools including the unique role that virtual education plays in educational reform.

Draft Syllabus: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/597virtual/syllabus.pdf

System requirements: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/web/hardware.htm

Register at http://edtech.boisestate.edu/web/procedures.htm, or contact Jerry Foster at jfoster@boisestate.edu, 208-426-1966 to assist you with questions and/or admissions. Enrollment open to non-degree seeking students.
Seems to be a sign of the times, first the TEGIVS program, now this. Wonder what is next...

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