Common Sense Management for Educational Leaders
This project is a book-length manuscript addressing the problems, issues, and challenges
educational leaders face in a rapidly changing world. The introduction describes the
strategic mind-set, which focuses on using information, taking advantage of new
opportunities, being creative, and the importance of communication and consensus-building
among stakeholders. We then systematically describe the common sense five-step model (market
research, direction setting, strategy development, strategy implementation, and outcome
assessment), a proven tool for managing strategically.
Challenges in Implementing Distance
The proceedings of a workshop at the inaugural conference of the Georgia Distance Learning Association produced a number of
challenges to distance learning, which are posted on this page. We want to develop the
page by linking to articles/pages that contain information addressing a particular
challenge. Please send James L. Morrison URLs of
pertinent articles along with a brief statement of how the article addresses the
challenge. We hope that this page becomes an informative resource for colleagues
struggling with implementing distance learning programs.
Copyright, and Distance Learning
Intellectual property and copyright in the distance learning age is a serious issue to
educators. The purpose of this project is to link to informative sources that are
available on the Web.
Instructional Resources Available on the Web
This page contains links to a number of instructional materials and resources that serve
as a resource for teachers and students.
The workshops and seminars described on this page illustrate how educational associations
and organizations can use such tools as environmental scanning, vulnerability/opportunity
audits, issues management, scenarios, and other tools of anticipatory management to plan
more effectively. The presentations page contains PowerPoint slides of keynote and general
session addresses on the future of education and on the use of information technology
tools in educational organizations.
Issues Challenging Education
This page consists of contributed issue analysis papers on a number of issues challenging
public and higher education. You are invited to contribute to this page.