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Staying Ahead of the Education Curve presented by Allan Christie, General Manager ANZ at the Taking Educations Beyond Borders Forum in Cairns, June 2014.

Staying Ahead of the Education Curve presented by Allan Christie, General Manager ANZ at the Taking Educations Beyond Borders Forum in Cairns, June 2014.

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  • I have been using educational technology in teaching and learning for a long time! Believe it or not this is me in 1989 as a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia having just developed an interactive videodisc for my orthopaedic students.
  • The first educational technology conference I attended was in 1985, nearly 30 years ago!
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  • Now, of course, no talk on responses to trends would be complete without talking about MOOCs.- <br /> Certainly has been a huge headline – even as much of the talk is turning towards whether MOOCs are on the demise or not. <br /> For me – whether MOOCs are here to stay or not is as important as how this MOOC movement has proved a way for institutions to think about the use of technology to address the evolving needs they have
  • Thru the Vision Process – where does Bb fit in? <br /> Over the next 3 months we applied diagnostics to Bb – to establish a company + product strategy to get us to 2020 <br /> Findings: <br /> Bb great products <br /> Bb smart people <br /> Bb customer relationship <br /> Bb holistic look @edu lifecycle <br /> But: <br /> Need better product integration <br /> More partnering w/customer; leadership, citizenship <br /> More internal innovation + exploration <br /> Those are some of the findings <br />
  • Thru the Vision Process – where does Bb fit in? <br /> Over the next 3 months we applied diagnostics to Bb – to establish a company + product strategy to get us to 2020 <br /> Findings: <br /> Bb great products <br /> Bb smart people <br /> Bb customer relationship <br /> Bb holistic look @edu lifecycle <br /> But: <br /> Need better product integration <br /> More partnering w/customer; leadership, citizenship <br /> More internal innovation + exploration <br /> Those are some of the findings <br />
  • For our part, we have been observing the world of MOOCs carefully – as well as supporting several early-adopter customers as they embark upon their own MOOC journey. <br /> From our work with clients we’ve learned MOOCs are not “just one thing”– because there isn’t just one thing that people are doing with MOOCs and there isn’t just one reason they are doing them. <br /> What we have found is that institutions are offering MOOCs to serve a variety of purposes. And when I reflect on these reasons, I see they are not too far separated from the trends we discussed. <br /> From our observations, we have seen there are 3 primary reasons driving people to MOOCs <br /> Open access: to broaden access to educational content and help teach the world. Helping the movement to make education truly global. <br /> Experimentation. This to me is the most exciting. People using MOOCs to experiment and conduct research on the online learning experience to inform the future <br /> And still others, they are looking to MOOCs as an opportunity to give a free “feel” for their institution: showcasing courses or faculty. <br />
  • …then you need a platform to run your MOOC!!
  • We thought heavily about these 3 drivers when we decided how to best support this continuing trend in education. <br /> Because if you are going to have the right solution – you need to understand the “why.” <br /> And I’m excited to share that we are providing, free of charge to Blackboard customers, a MOOC/Open Education platform to support all of these purposes – and others as they emerge. <br /> Because enabling open access to education and providing for experimentation for the future is important. <br /> And supporting you in your goals to extend your brand is what a partner should do. <br />
  • Now what will you get from a Blackboard MOOC Platform? <br /> A Platform you know – one that your faculty is already familiar with so that you can build your MOOCs efficiently. And one from which successful experiments can be easily converted to your core learning platform. <br /> You are going to get the best of current and next generation learning and teaching tools – the results of all of the acceleration, integration and innovation. <br /> You will get the ability to easily bridge your MOOC and enterprise platform in key areas such as content and social. <br /> And you will get a fully supported platform, ready to scale as you do. <br /> <br /> <br /> As partners in shaping the future vision of education, we want to make sure you as a customer of Bb have a free integrated platform where you can experiment, innovate, and make a global impact through education no matter what the goals of your MOOC initiative may be.
  • Includes the Achievements building block supporting openBadges <br /> Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Traditional Chinese
  • Thru the Vision Process – where does Bb fit in? <br /> Over the next 3 months we applied diagnostics to Bb – to establish a company + product strategy to get us to 2020 <br /> Findings: <br /> Bb great products <br /> Bb smart people <br /> Bb customer relationship <br /> Bb holistic look @edu lifecycle <br /> But: <br /> Need better product integration <br /> More partnering w/customer; leadership, citizenship <br /> More internal innovation + exploration <br /> Those are some of the findings <br />

Staying Ahead of the Education Curve - Allan Christie, Cairns 2014 Staying Ahead of the Education Curve - Allan Christie, Cairns 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • ® Staying Ahead of the Education Curve Allan Christie General Manager, NetSpot & Blackboard ANZ
  • Introduction Topics  About Me  Sector Support  Staying Ahead of the Curve  Understanding the macro environment  To MOOC or not to MOOC?  Open Education powered by Blackboard  Investment in International  People, Infrastructure, Products, Solutions, Services 2
  • Outline 3
  • I have been using educational technology in T&L for a long time! 4
  • Allan Christie, GM and eLearning Technologist, Blackboard APAC 5
  • Allan Christie, GM and eLearning Technologist, Blackboard APAC • 20 years on the ascilite Executive • Post-graduate research “evaluation of educational technologies in teaching & learning” • Excellence in Teaching Award – UniSA • 1998 – Founder and MD of NetSpot Pty Ltd • 2012 – acquired by Blackboard Inc. 6
  • Support of the Sector 7
  • Where does your institution sit on the Curve? 8
  • Australia - Macro Environment In Australia, there are the following macro factors: – Casualisation of the academic work-force; – Uncapped student positions; – Federal government ‘efficiency dividend’; – The ‘Pyne’ reforms to HE; – Government focus on particular disciplines for the future employment market – STEM, STEAM; – Common issues such as the challenges around technology, increasing scale, open access, MOOCs etc. Finding a business model and positioning Australian institutions in this arena. 9
  • Australia - Macro Environment Casualisation of the academic work-force • In 2013, estimated casuals rose 17.4 per cent to 22,958 full- time equivalent staff, the biggest increase since 2010; • Student-staff ratios have doubled over a generation and casuals now carry more than half the load in undergraduate teaching; • Last year, just over 50 per cent of total staff were employed on a continuing basis, down from about 60 per cent at the turn of the millennium, while the casual share had risen from about 15 per cent in 2000 to 18.7 per cent last year. 10
  • Australia - Macro Environment Uncapped Student Numbers; • Student numbers rose more than 350,000 between 2008 and 2013 with the system teaching a total of 1,060,316 actual students in 2013 • Overseas student numbers – after reducing from the peak of 2009-10 they are starting to increase again • The costs to the taxpayer of the current uncapped system are expected to reach about $6.5 billion in 2015 11
  • Australia – International Student Enrolments 12 https://aei.gov.au/research/international-student-data/pages/default.aspx
  • Australia - Macro Environment Federal Government ‘efficiency dividend’; • The funding cuts are the third tranche of cuts, totalling $3.5 billion, in two years; • Monash ($46.1M), UNSW ($43M), ANU ($32.3M), UWA ($26.3M), La Trobe ($24.7M), UoW ($17.8M) … • The announced staff cuts at La Trobe University (350), The University of Melbourne (540), Curtin (400), Victoria (300), ? Others … 13 Full list of funding cuts to HE institutions: http://resources.news.com.au/files/2014/02/07/1226820/306561-aus-web-file- highered-efficiency-dividend.pdf
  • USA – Increasing Cost of Higher Education 14
  • The ‘Pyne’ reforms to HE 15
  • The ‘Pyne’ reforms to HE 16
  • Australia - Macro Environment 17 The 3 R’s of School: –Reading; –‘Riting, and; –‘Rithmetic
  • Australia - Macro Environment 18 The 3 R’s of Higher Education: –Recruitment; –Retention, and; –Revenue
  • ‘5 models’ of the Future University 19 http://www.slideshare.net/kdonnelly1/an-avalanche-is-coming-higher-education-and-the-revolution-ahead
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  • International Growth 25
  • SHOWCASE OPEN ACCESS EXPERIMENTATION
  • There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! 27 https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping2paths
  • There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! 28 http://www.mooc-list.com
  • 29 What is involved in making a MOOC Planning – being clear about “why” Time – it will always take you longer than you expect Assessment – accreditation? Open Badges Your involvement – how much interaction, ? Support from T/A’s Promotion – twitter, FB, blogs, web site, promotional video, etc. Resources – video, OER (copyright)
  • SHOWCASE OPEN ACCESS EXPERIMENTATION The above slide represents our current intentions, but such offering/functionality may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice.
  • FAMILIAR PLATFORM INNOVATIVE TOOLS FULLY SUPPORTED BRIDGED EXPERIENCES
  • 32 Open Education powered by Blackboard Blackboard’s MOOC platform is available for existing clients An “existing client” can have any Blackboard product! Includes Learn, Mobile Learn, Collaborate and xpLor functionality Clients can brand with their own institution branding Blackboard Open Education will be available in 19 languages at launch General Availability – August 2014 at no cost!
  • Investment in International
  • ANZ Investment • Not just sales and marketing but also operational including: – consulting, – development, – support, – helpdesk, and – managed hosting. • About 80 staff employed in region • Infrastructure investment – Bb Collaborate (Sydney) – NOW, Singapore data-centre – Aug, 2014. • Local leadership 34
  • The ‘new’ Blackboard – focus on adoption Investment in Client Adoption 35 Mark Bailye, Client Success Manager Education BEd (MidSecSch), BA, Dip IT (Software Application) Areas K-12, VET, Higher Education, Medical Education & Corporate Expertise Academic change management Analysis of learning & development Curriculum & instructional design innovation Educational pedagogy Functional support Process improvement Project management Strategic VLE implementation
  • By partnering with NetSpot that is part of a global company (Blackboard) we can act locally to expand your offerings both within and beyond Australia. 36
  • Products available in ANZ 37
  • Conclusion 38 Major takeaways: • My approach to eLearning o Who I am and what I stand for • Staying Ahead of the Curve o Understanding the macro environment • Open Education powered by Blackboard o MOOC platform – free for existing clients and fully supported  General Availability – August 2014 • Investment in International o People, Infrastructure, Products, Solutions, Services
  • Allan Christie General Manager, NetSpot & Blackboard ANZ @ns_allanc Blog: christie.com.au Thank You