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Making a smooth transition

Making a smooth transition
Professor Jeff Haywood
Vice-Principal for Knowledge Management and Chief
Information Officer, University of Edinburgh

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  • Making a smooth transition“the traditional campus university“becomes“the on-campus/off-campus/no-campus university”Vice Principal Professor Jeff HaywoodUniversity of Edinburgh1
  • On-campusOff-campusopenGovernanceOperations2TECHNOLOGY
  • Governance for online learning & for MOOCsAgile when necessary (MOOCs), standard processes when not (ODL)Educate the governance participants rather than create additionalmechanismsQuality management throughoutExplicit risk assessment & risk mitigationUnderstanding & exposingreturn on investmentTrust, trust, trust3
  • SMTMOOC TeamMOOC course teamsInstitute forAcademicDevelopmentExternalsMediaReputationPeersInternalsCourtSeniorCommitteesSenatusStudentAssociationAcademic bodyMOOC tutorsCurriculumapprovalPost courseevaluationVP 1Governance: major strategic project - MOOCsCoPs4School leadership,Academic BoardsLocal QA C’ttees
  • SMTODL/MOOC TeamODL or MOOC course teamsInstitute forAcademicDevelopmentExternalsMediaReputationPeersInternalsCourtSenior CommitteesSenatusStudent AssociationAcademic bodyODL or MOOC tutorsCurriculumapprovalPost courseevaluationVP 2Governance: ODL or MOOC as normal businessCoPs5Schoolleadership,Academic BoardsLocal QA C’ttees
  • Managing the operationsOnline (distance) learningInvestment - £5M + academic time + central team – long termInvest in business cases (academic AND financial)Targets – 10,000 learners online/off-campus – all 23 SchoolsinvolvedChallenges – redesigning services, reshaping income flows,marketingMust feel fast, efficient, effective and fun6
  • Managing the operationsMOOCsInvestment – unknown in advance, re-assess regularly – duration??Used ODL team+; new video studio/producer/custom video training;Schools ‘only’ contributed academic time; central team took alladmin load with Coursera/internal processes; full copyrights /accessibility service;Targets – explore pedagogical challenges, reach new audiences,enhance reputation, collaborate with peersChallenges – high but uncertain risks, high speed, became politicisedMust be even faster, even more efficient & effective and lots of fun!7
  • Lessons learned We can blend the best of cottage industry with industrialstrength Agility can be with high quality Excellent people – we have, MUST KEEP, need more! We have strong backing from governors and alignment in SMT We understand our appetite for riskMOOCs @ Edinburgh Report #1 can be found at: http://edin.ac/10GWbxA8