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Online/virtual programs and instruction in educational leadership necessitate the professional learning and development of the faculty who teach in them. In this chapter, the authors, who are developers of a fully online educational leadership program, contribute to this under-developed area of the literature. They use a game-changing analogy to explore possibilities for effective faculty development in technology-rich learning environments and, more broadly, a changing institutional and global context.

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This manuscript has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and endorsed by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of education administration. In addition to publication in the Connexions Content Commons, this module is published in the NCPEA Handbook of Online Instruction and Programs in Education Leadership, ISBN 978-1-4507-7263-1.


  • Janet Tareilo, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Brad Bizzell, Virginia Tech

    Associate Editors

  • Beverly Irby, Sam Houston State University
  • Rosemary Papa, Northern Arizona University
  • Thomas Valesky, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Theodore Creighton, Virginia Tech

    About the Authors

  • Kimberly Kappler Hewitt (PhD) is Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina. She serves in an elected position on ASCD’s (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Leadership Council. Dr. Hewitt specializes in the ethical and efficacious use of data to inform change and on leadership for curriculum and instruction. She published Differentiation is an Expectation: A School Leader’s Guide to Developing a Culture of Differentiation (coauthored by D. K. Weckstein, Eye on Education, 2011).
  • Carl Lashley (EdD) is Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His areas of interest include education law and policy, technology, and community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Lashley is active with local schools and districts in projects that focus on technology integration as a catalyst for school transformation. He currently serves as President-Elect of the North Carolina of Professors of Educational Administrators.
  • Carol A. Mullen (PhD) is Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She will serve as President of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) in 2012–2013. Dr. Mullen specializes in mentoring, diversity, and innovations in learning and professional development in the leadership field. Books forthcoming in 2012 are The Handbook of Formal Mentoring in Higher Education (coedited by S. Fletcher, SAGE) and Educational Leadership at 2050: Conjectures, Challenges and Promises (coauthored by F. W. English, R. Papa,&T. Creighton, R&L Education).
  • Ann W. Davis (EdD) is Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a leader in mobile computing for PK–12 school districts. She was recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a recipient of the North Carolina’s High School Principal of the Year award. Dr. Davis specializes in school transformation with technology-infused curriculum, instruction, professional development, and change leadership.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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