The authors of this study spoke to leaders from Canadian educational institutions that launched distance and online learning initiatives over fifteen years (2002-2017) in an effort to find common experiences. Not surprisingly, the leaders said visionary leadership was critically important. "While traditional models of teaching and learning have endured," they write, "the continued growth of online learning is inevitable." What's not clear to me is whether this growth will continue inside, or outside, academic institutions. This paper is a preprint and was discussed at a CNIE session today; I'm not sure whether ti will be permanently open so grab a copy while you can. Image: Inside Higher Ed, Will shift to remote teaching be boon or bane for online learning?