About the MDE

The Master of Distance Education seeks to qualify current and future managers of distance education. It is designed to produce individuals who are capable of managing the distance education enterprise within educational, business, government, and non-profit organizations. Given that distance education – and e-learning – has expanded so rapidly in the past few years in both public and private education, as well as in the training sectors, the program educates the multitude of new managers and future leaders needed in the field.

We are a collaboration between UMUC and University of Oldenburg.


Visit the MDE Hub for all the information you need on the Master of Distance Education & E-Learning from UMUC.

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New positions available at the MDE Internship site!

Hello everyone -

I have advertised this a few weeks ago, but the number of available internships has greatly increased. Many opportunities waiting for you to add that line in your resume that might make the difference when applying for a job in distance learning. These are not positions within the MDE but all in community colleges, universities and corporations. Check them out. Most of these opportunities are 100% virtual.


Let me know if you have questions. In all cases, where there is not specific point of contact, please contact me saying that you are interested and I will put you in contact with the right person.


(PS: Thanks to Stephanie Barbee for supporting the MDE internship site and keeping us updated!)

The MDE on Twitter - @mdeumuc

Hi everyone -

we are now ready to revamp our MDE twitter feed. 

Follow @mdeumuc, retweet @mdeumuc, mention @mdeumuc, and when tweeting something of the interest of the MDE community, don't forget to add #mdeumuc to your tweet.

If you are not on twitter and/or would like to receive these tweets through SMS, here are the guidelines:

Send follow mdeumuc to 40404 on US-based phone (supports all US carriers, other numbers are needed if outside of the US). This will enable the user to get the tweets from @mdeumuc.



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Thompson selected for an award in the NUTN Student Recognition Award Competition

We have GREAT news to share...

Jacklyn (Thompson) has been selected for an award in the NUTN (National University Technology Network) 2014 Student Recognition Award competition.

"The NUTN Student Recognition Award recognizes students whose use of distance learning has been both exemplary and impactful in providing opportunities for personal or professional advancement." (Read more here: http://www.nutn.org/awards.shtml#student)

The NUTN award message reads:

Jacklyn Thompson, University of Maryland University College,  has been selected for a award in the NUTN 2014 Student Recognition Award competition. 
The reviewers cited: “Jacklyn used her distance education experience to further her own professional experience and to advance youth through the Boys and Girls Club of America. She not only gained valuable teaching experience, but also shared her findings in the ICDE Open Praxis journal.” “In addition to an excellent academic record, she has made a contribution to the field by publishing, is reported to be "thoughtful and detail oriented", and there is clear evidence that she would not have been able to earn her degrees without distance learning.  Last paragraph of the recommendation by Sims is compelling -- in addition to making a contribution as a TA at UMUC and "taking over the coordination of the MDE Peer Mentoring Program", her education through distance learning is making a contribution to her Colorado community.”  
We are honored to recognize Jacklyn and UMUC.  
The award will be presented to you or representatives from Old Dominion University, in person, at the NUTN Network 2014 Conference.  The NUTN Network conference, for distance and blended learning leaders and innovators, focuses on Learning*Technology*Innovation trends and issues with particular challenges that impact all of us directly. Major presenters and descriptions of The Network 2014 Conference be found at http://nutn.org/network2014

Please join me in congratulating Jacklyn for this wonderful award in recognition of her achievement in distance learning. We are so proud!