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.


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MDE Fall 2014 Newsletter is out...

Welcome to the Fall 2014 MDE Newsletter!

This is the place to find the latest MDE Community news. Our presence in distance education events, our publications, awards, and new initiatives are all presented here! The MDE Community has been busy since last fall! Presentations, honors and publications throughout. Read on for the latest and greatest information on your fellow MDE community members. More...

Change in MDE Management and Leadership

September 5th, 2014 is Stella's last day as program director of the MDE. Stella has accepted a position at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as an Learning & Knowledge Specialist in IDB's Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES)Stella will continue to teach in the program as an adjunct and will also continue to contribute to MDE's online communities and social media channels.

Starting September 6th, MDE alum and faculty member Linda J. Smith will serve as interim program chair for the MDE, allowing the operations of the program, as well as the TGS redesign project, to continue without any void or discontinuity while a search is conducted for a permanent program chair in the next months.

Read more in the MDE's Fall 2014 Newsletter - http://mdehub.weebly.com/fall-2014-newsletter.html