Distance Learning Coordinator  What They Do

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Distance Learning Coordinators Career Video



Coordinates day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedules courses.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Administration and Administrative Support pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Communicates to faculty, students, or other users availability of, or changes to, distance learning courses or materials, programs, services, or applications.
  • Develops distance learning program goals or plans, including equipment replacement, quality assurance, or course offering plans.
  • Supervises distance learning support staff.
  • Assesses distance-learning technological or educational needs and goals.
  • Trains instructors and distance learning staff in the use or support of distance learning applications, such as course management software.
  • Prepares and manages distance learning program budgets.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems with distance learning equipment or applications.
  • Analyzes data to assess distance learning program status or to inform decisions for distance learning programs.
  • Prepares reports summarizing distance learning statistical data or describing distance learning program objectives and accomplishments.
  • Purchases equipment or services in accordance with distance learning plans and budget constraints.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Chief Learning Officer --
  • Coordinator of Online Programs --
  • Director of Distance Learning --
  • Distance Education Faculty Liaison --
  • Distance Learning Technician --
  • Distance Learning Unit Leader --
  • Head of Academic Technology --
  • Online Facilitator --
  • Program Facilitation Director for Distance Learning --