Teaching & Learning at    Virginia Tech, 2020:Some Thoughts about Planning                 John T. Harwood Associate Vice ...
Penn State and VT: Siblings§  We are kindred spirits – large R1s w/significant research    portfolios as well as signific...
Goals for Today§  Ponder the current landscape of higher education§  Identify key issues, concerns, and options at VT§ ...
Goals for Today§  To document my visionary skills, consider my  history and future of the Web in 30 secondsWarning: scena...
1994 and What I Was Teaching
A History & Future of the Web§  More about Gopher in 1994?§  Why do faculty talk about the rate of    change?
New Competitors Want to DineTODAY on Hokies & Nittany Lions
Outta State U                                  Salish Kootenai College (MT)Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute (Japan)          ...
Going to College in Virginia,   2020: What are My Choices?§  Consider the state of Washington in 2005§  Question: What w...
Outta State U                                  Salish Kootenai College (MT)Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute (Japan)          ...
The future (of VT) ain t what it used to be                Yogi Berra§  Proliferation / consolidation of   §  Just-in-ti...
Lessons Learned about Learning          1.0 @ PSU
Learning 1.0 at PSU§  Old Main and two wise CIOs have invested heavily in    learning – and we have results to show for i...
What Penn State Students Expect§  An increasing emphasis on relevance§  An increasing effort to personalize learning§  ...
How One Redesign Spawned 30§  Stat 200 (NCAT), 1999-2001§  Biology 110 (Mellon Foundation), 2000§  Spanish 1-3 (Textboo...
Stat 200, Then and Now§  Traditional design = 3 lectures and 1     recitation section§  New model (2001) = 1-2 lectures ...
Stat 200, Then and Now§  Stat 200 continues to innovate  §  Efficient use of ANGEL quizzes  §  High-stakes testing = mo...
The Landscape for Learning at     VT: Ten Questions
Ten Questions about the VT       Landscape for Learning§  Who is in control if the drivers of change are external, not   ...
Some Questions (cont)§  Where in the curriculum will all VT undergraduates    acquire the IT skills and attitudes they wi...
Issues and Policies for Today and 2020§    Sustaining quality, mission, and market position§    Finance and economics (t...
Magnetics Lab, 1894 – not a computer in sight!
The View from 5,000       Feet
We Know Too Little About§  Curricular and instructional design questions     §  Optimal pedagogies for different discipl...
Summary§  The map of higher education is changing rapidly§  There is no single right way to do learning 2.0 – we    stru...
A Word from JoePa about Learning:     Keep on Plugging Away!§  Our football coach is our biggest support    of our Univer...
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VT2020_Planning

  1. 1. Teaching & Learning at Virginia Tech, 2020:Some Thoughts about Planning John T. Harwood Associate Vice Provost, Information Technology Services Penn State University Park, PA 16802 January 14, 2011
  2. 2. Penn State and VT: Siblings§  We are kindred spirits – large R1s w/significant research portfolios as well as significant teaching mission§  Penn State is larger (~95K students, 6K faculty, and 15K staff) @ 24 campuses ranging from 700 students to 42K students§  Highest tuition of any public University (~$13K for in- state students and double for out-of-state in 2009-10)§  Both face a challenging fiscal climate (aka hard times ahead ) that should spur innovation (Math Emporium 2.0?)§  Both face increased competition from other providers
  3. 3. Goals for Today§  Ponder the current landscape of higher education§  Identify key issues, concerns, and options at VT§  Consider how to move forward – not whether to move – at VT by addressing such questions as: §  How is learning planned for at VT? §  How can VT better leverage CIDR, IDDL, et al. to create partnerships for learning ? §  How can VT rethink learning spaces and computer labs and gather evidence of learning? §  How can VT support faculty in new models and modes of teaching?
  4. 4. Goals for Today§  To document my visionary skills, consider my history and future of the Web in 30 secondsWarning: scenarios are subject to change without notice. Ten years ago who was thinking about Google (IPO in 2004), YouTube (founded 2005), or Facebook (founded in~2003)?2020 seems a long way off, so why worry??
  5. 5. 1994 and What I Was Teaching
  6. 6. A History & Future of the Web§  More about Gopher in 1994?§  Why do faculty talk about the rate of change?
  7. 7. New Competitors Want to DineTODAY on Hokies & Nittany Lions
  8. 8. Outta State U Salish Kootenai College (MT)Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute (Japan) Lesley College (MA)Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College (Japan) Winona State University (MN) Walden University (MN) Univ. of Alaska S.E. (AK)Eastern Oregon Univ. (OR) Univ. of Idaho (ID)Oregon Inst. of Tech. (OR) Lewis-Clark State College (ID) Southern Illinois Univ. (IL)Lewis & Clark College (OR)Portland State Univ. (OR)Univ. of Portland (OR) ITT Technical Inst. (IN)Western Seminary (OR) Vincennes Univ. (IN)George Fox Univ. (OR)Oregon State Univ. (OR)Linfield College (OR) Johns Hopkins Univ. (MD)Western Oregon Univ. (OR)Chapman Univ. (CA) Old Dominion Univ. (VA)Pacific Oaks College (CA)Center of Innovation in Education (CA)Pepperdine Univ. (CA)Golden Gate Baptist Theological Sem. (CA) Webster University (MO)Golden Gate Univ. (CA) Columbia College (MO) Embry Riddle Aero. Univ. (FL) Park College (MO) Nova Southeastern Univ. (FL) Apollo College (AZ) Univ. of Phoenix (AZ) Tulane University (LA) Kigezi Int l School of Medicine (Uganda) Source: University Business
  9. 9. Going to College in Virginia, 2020: What are My Choices?§  Consider the state of Washington in 2005§  Question: What will the map of Virginia higher education look like with this kind of representation?§  Question: Where do I find a state university in 2020? Where does VT play in this mix?
  10. 10. Outta State U Salish Kootenai College (MT)Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute (Japan) Lesley College (MA)Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College (Japan) Winona State University (MN) Walden University (MN) Univ. of Alaska S.E. (AK)Eastern Oregon Univ. (OR) Univ. of Idaho (ID)Oregon Inst. of Tech. (OR) Lewis-Clark State College (ID) Southern Illinois Univ. (IL)Lewis & Clark College (OR)Portland State Univ. (OR)Univ. of Portland (OR) ITT Technical Inst. (IN)Western Seminary (OR) Vincennes Univ. (IN)George Fox Univ. (OR)Oregon State Univ. (OR)Linfield College (OR) Johns Hopkins Univ. (MD)Western Oregon Univ. (OR)Chapman Univ. (CA) Old Dominion Univ. (VA)Pacific Oaks College (CA)Center of Innovation in Education (CA)Pepperdine Univ. (CA)Golden Gate Baptist Theological Sem. (CA) Webster University (MO)Golden Gate Univ. (CA) Columbia College (MO) Embry Riddle Aero. Univ. (FL) Park College (MO) Nova Southeastern Univ. (FL) Apollo College (AZ) Univ. of Phoenix (AZ) Tulane University (LA) Kigezi Int l School of Medicine (Uganda) Source: University Business
  11. 11. The future (of VT) ain t what it used to be Yogi Berra§  Proliferation / consolidation of §  Just-in-time re-tooling of e-learning courses and curricula§  Mission deflation or creep §  Mass customization will be a§  Greater differentiation student expectation (learning§  Brand at risk styles on steroids) §  Open University-type teams vs.§  Top 25 VT courses could be taught by Megawatt U, which independent contractors as course developers has an articulation agreement with VT and is cheaper for §  So how many competitors will students VT have in 2020?§  Campus experience as a differentiator, but how to quantify the value?
  12. 12. Lessons Learned about Learning 1.0 @ PSU
  13. 13. Learning 1.0 at PSU§  Old Main and two wise CIOs have invested heavily in learning – and we have results to show for it §  ANGEL (course management system) §  Computing labs, classrooms, and learning spaces §  E-Library services + new Knowledge Commons §  Course redesign efforts (Pew, NCAT, Sloan) have led us to self-fund and go hybrid, so we need a repository §  Infrastructure (wireless, Shib, friction reducers ) §  World Campus (75,000 enrollments this year; focus on adult learners) = $18M+ in revenue for colleges §  High-stakes Testing Center and other innovations
  14. 14. What Penn State Students Expect§  An increasing emphasis on relevance§  An increasing effort to personalize learning§  More active engagement with course content, peers, and faculty§  More effective feedback on learning§  No increase in effort!§  Besides, wired is cool (wireless, gadgets, e-everything)
  15. 15. How One Redesign Spawned 30§  Stat 200 (NCAT), 1999-2001§  Biology 110 (Mellon Foundation), 2000§  Spanish 1-3 (Textbook publisher), 2002§  So why not fund the redesigns ourselves — the PSU Blended Learning Initiative§  ~30 undergraduate courses
  16. 16. Stat 200, Then and Now§  Traditional design = 3 lectures and 1 recitation section§  New model (2001) = 1-2 lectures + readiness assessment tests (RATS) and online activities§  Newer model (2007) = 2 lectures and 2 labs§  Newest model (2009) is completely online§  Same course, same standards, similar results
  17. 17. Stat 200, Then and Now§  Stat 200 continues to innovate §  Efficient use of ANGEL quizzes §  High-stakes testing = more time for teaching §  Clickers provide additional feedback §  Huge classes seem small§  Stat 200 now has an online version – same results§  Cost savings remain about $150K per year (reduction in # of TA s)
  18. 18. The Landscape for Learning at VT: Ten Questions
  19. 19. Ten Questions about the VT Landscape for Learning§  Who is in control if the drivers of change are external, not internal to VT?§  Are social media, consumer devices, and constant connectivity more important than backpacks and books?§  What will textbooks be in 2020? Will any be printed? Will we need a book store?§  Will Wikipedia, Youtube, and Google kill the university library?§  If online universities are so successful, do we still need campuses?§  If VT students can succeed in online classes, do we need classrooms?
  20. 20. Some Questions (cont)§  Where in the curriculum will all VT undergraduates acquire the IT skills and attitudes they will need as employees and citizens?§  How should VT assess its success in identifying and measuring those skills?§  What are the best models for helping faculty incorporate discipline-appropriate best practices in teaching and learning?§  Which of the many possible innovations make most sense in 2011-14? And how will we sustain them?
  21. 21. Issues and Policies for Today and 2020§  Sustaining quality, mission, and market position§  Finance and economics (the business case)§  Faculty development and governance issues§  Intellectual property, licensing, and Not-Invented-Here§  Equity and access issues§  Student servicesAvoid PARALYSIS THROUGH ANALYSIS – good policies can be developed and implemented§  In the words of Bob Heterick: seek Access, Quality, and Cost
  22. 22. Magnetics Lab, 1894 – not a computer in sight!
  23. 23. The View from 5,000 Feet
  24. 24. We Know Too Little About§  Curricular and instructional design questions §  Optimal pedagogies for different disciplines §  Best fit between kinds of students and kinds of technology §  Optimal class size for on-line classes and right rhythm for hybrid courses §  Metrics for assessing outcomes §  Smarter ways to promote engagement, socialization, and mentoring of faculty AND students§  Impact of Learning 2.0 on faculty development, rewards, and careers§  Accreditation and institutional quality
  25. 25. Summary§  The map of higher education is changing rapidly§  There is no single right way to do learning 2.0 – we struggled for centuries with 1.0!§  VT will be its own best lab for producing best practices§  Now is the right time to move forward – don t wait for the technology to become perfect§  Support your faculty, support your faculty, support your faculty§  Ditto for students§  Focus on producing evidence-based arguments about learning§  Embrace your partners in higher education
  26. 26. A Word from JoePa about Learning: Keep on Plugging Away!§  Our football coach is our biggest support of our University Library

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