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M. Cleveland-Innes, PhD

Professor and Chair
Centre for Distance Education
Athabasca University
Guest Professor, Departmen...
Questions guiding this
presentation

What is the current context of higher
education and why is this work
important?
What ...
COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.

Who am I and what work do I do in the
transition to online and blended learning?

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Co-Researcher (with D. Briton, M. Gismondi & C. Ives)
“MOOC instructional design principles: ensuring quality across scale...
What is the current context
of higher education?

Financial and
funding support

Information
explosion
Globalization
of
hu...
Over budget and under-funded
The rivalry intensifies
Setting priorities
Moving at the speed of cyberspace
Rethinking infra...
and why is this work important?
“An academic is responsible for …..”
“…. institutional challenges include economics issues, changing
demographics, the demand for accountability, new teaching ...
COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.

What are Canadian faculty saying
about open and online learning?

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Have you taught an online or
blended course?

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Teaching
Learning
Content
Materials
Assignments
Face to Face
Video
Students Expect

30%
22%
20%
16%
15%
13%
9%
7%

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• Current sample includes all regions and broad range of
disciplines and years of teaching experience
• While only half ha...
Workshops,
presentations,
publications

COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.

Next steps through March 2015

“Job prospects in this...
Thank you
I would like to acknowledge the support of the Academic Research
Committee at Athabasca University in the form o...
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  • Over budget and under-funded: As funding declines, cost management is key
    The rivalry intensifies: Competition to attract the best students heats up
    Setting priorities: The danger of making decisions in the dark
    Moving at the speed of cyberspace: Technology upgrades are needed across the board
    Rethinking infrastructure: A renewed focus on asset optimization
    Linking programs to outcomes: Where training and market demand intersect
    The best and the brightest: Attracting and retaining talented faculty
    A sustainable future: Enhancing environmental performance
    Education for all: Tackling diversity, accessibility and affordability
    Regulations and reporting: New responsibilities require better disclosure
  • “An academic is responsible for the delivery, maintenance and development of programs and course or study in his/her area within the Faculty, and for the maintenance and furtherance of his/her role in research and participation in the life of the University and the community of which it is a part.”rained as scholars, researchers …have to learn to teach and lead. Now, teaching context is undergoing significant change as are mny other aspects of the mileu in which this work takes place.
  • “Even before the imposition of new technology, both excellent teaching and excellent research records were difficult to achieve. Fairweather’s (2002) research suggests that new ways of teaching will make it more difficult for faculty to be exemplars of research and teaching. This study examines the myth of the "complete faculty member" – that is one who can sustain high levels of productivity in both research and teaching at the same time.”
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    1. 1. M. Cleveland-Innes, PhD Professor and Chair Centre for Distance Education Athabasca University Guest Professor, Department of Learning KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. FACULTY VIEWS ON OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES AND ONLINE TEACHING 1
    2. 2. Questions guiding this presentation What is the current context of higher education and why is this work important? What is the purpose of this research in reference to the above? What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning? COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. Who am I and what work do I do in the transition to online and blended learning? 2
    3. 3. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. Who am I and what work do I do in the transition to online and blended learning? 3
    4. 4. Co-Researcher (with D. Briton, M. Gismondi & C. Ives) “MOOC instructional design principles: ensuring quality across scale and diversity” 2013 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Research Principal “Community of Inquiry Research Integration and Practice Alliance” Research Principal “Teaching with technology: New role identity and function for faculty” 2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Co-Researcher (with Mohamed Ally) “Using mobile communication devices to support online learning communities” 2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 2013 Athabasca University Mission Critical Research Fund. 4
    5. 5. What is the current context of higher education? Financial and funding support Information explosion Globalization of human activities 21st Century core capabilities Costs Employment sector transformations Technology Quality of instruction Student demographics COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. Demands for accountability Inter-institutional competition 5
    6. 6. Over budget and under-funded The rivalry intensifies Setting priorities Moving at the speed of cyberspace Rethinking infrastructure Linking programs to outcomes The best and the brightest A sustainable future Education for all Regulations and reporting COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. • • • • • • • • • • 6 Deloitte & Touche http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_CA/ca/pressroom/ca-pressreleasesn/a81e9430d7c6f210VgnV
    7. 7. and why is this work important? “An academic is responsible for …..”
    8. 8. “…. institutional challenges include economics issues, changing demographics, the demand for accountability, new teaching and learning models and emerging technology. Net-based educational opportunities, the result of the last two of these institutional challenges listed here, emerged in the early 90s, most often with a promise of ameliorating problems within education. What occurred has been called an educational revolution, in response to demands for education reform, particularly in reference to teaching and learning (Kanuka & Brooks, 2010). This reform can begin with faculty role change.” Adapted from Cleveland-Innes, M., Hrastinski, S., Balter, O., & Wiseman, C. (in press). Faculty, teaching with technology and leadership. In Ally, M. (Ed.), International Handbook of eLearning. Hershey, PA., IGI Global. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. What is the purpose of this research in reference to the above? 8
    9. 9. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning? 9
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    12. 12. 2 COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. Have you taught an online or blended course? 12
    13. 13. Teaching Learning Content Materials Assignments Face to Face Video Students Expect 30% 22% 20% 16% 15% 13% 9% 7% COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. What has changed? 13
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    18. 18. • Current sample includes all regions and broad range of disciplines and years of teaching experience • While only half have taught online, 96% identify that the emergence of online opportunities has changed their teaching • Open answers about change covered a wide range of aspects; teaching orientation, student-centered learning, materials, content • Awareness of OER identified by almost all respondents, most are positively disposed toward OERs and a third report that OERs in use at their institution • More than half the respondents don’t feel there is enough incentive to move to online learning COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning? 18
    19. 19. Workshops, presentations, publications COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. Next steps through March 2015 “Job prospects in this occupation are good.” http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/qc/job_futures/statistics/4121.shtml 19
    20. 20. Thank you I would like to acknowledge the support of the Academic Research Committee at Athabasca University in the form of a Mission Critical Research Grant and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for their support of this research.
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