Building an e-Learning Center from the Ground Up: The Challenges and Lessons Learned

Part of the Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations book series (ECTII)


e-Learning has become an essential component of the academic strategy at many institutions. As a result, institutions are challenged by the decisions they must make as to where distance education or e-learning fits within their current organizational structure. This chapter will help readers make decisions as to the best approach to establishing an e-learning center “from the ground up.” The topics discussed will illustrate the challenges in creating an e-learning center and offer practical guidance from leaders in the field on how to overcome those challenges. This chapter will cover topics ranging from decisions to establish an e-learning center, assigning roles and services to the center, organizational development, administration and management, and infrastructure and resources. The goal is to provide concrete examples from practitioners that can be applied to numerous institutions.


e-Learning center e-Learning division e-Learning department e-Learning administration e-Learning implementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbus State UniversityColumbusUSA

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