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  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access Data Source: University College Official Semester Enrollment Reports                     Additional Video Conference and Online Student Credit Hours offered by UMS campuses not advertised through University College -Fall 2010 UC advertised 98 of 115 courses offered by UM and 86 of the 122 offered by USM     Slide 1Problem StatementDecline in ITV registrationsDifficult discovery of opportunities both at course level and program levelInefficient course sequence delivery due to low enrollment and lack of departmental size   
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
  • Curt Madison – Opening New Frontiers: Providing Rural Access
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    • 1. DISTANCE EDUCATION& TRAININGcollege, university &literacy programs & coursesright where you live!
    • 2. Who? Established in 1986, non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario. We promote elearning to Ontarians living in small, rural and remote areas and Aboriginal and Francophone communities across the province. We work with 25 colleges, 21 universities, and dozens of other education partners. We help people change their lives through education.
    • 3. Where?There are 112 access centres across Ontario supporting small, rural andremote areas and Aboriginal and Francophone communities.
    • 4. What? At each access centre, you can:  access information on over 800 programs and 10,000 courses;  research financial aid options;  get assistance with the registration process; Our access centre coordinators offer:  an orientation on the technology;  technical support throughout the course;  moral support and encouragement to you as you pursue your course.  and other services.
    • 5. Best Practices Local promotion and customer service support for all institutions. Local networking is the key recruitment strategy Take people where they are – literacy, high school and upgrading are springboards. One-stop shop for information on programs and courses.
    • 6. Lessons Learned A rural access approach can positively impact lower educational attainment rates. Rural as an accelerator for increasing postsecondary participation rates. Jurisdictional involvement and funding is critical Sleeping giants
    • 7. Future developments Extending more services to institutions. Working even more closely with persons with disabilities and first generation learners Real-time data exchange. Improved credit-transfer Tomorrow, the world!
    • 8. Wyoming Distance Learning Center Charting the Course Our First Year
    • 9. Our Charge Very broad Key terms  Collaboration  Equal Access  Quality learning resources  Technology  Training Serve all of Wyoming’s citizens in an equitable way. Do not compete with existing distance education efforts!
    • 10. Identified Needs and WyoDLC Responses Communication & Support  Policy (K-12 & Higher Ed)  Statewide topical Roundtables  Blogs and web presence  Availability of distance learning opportunities  The portal/Webpage  Instructional design/Distance education support  State Agencies  Tele-Health Education  Conference support
    • 11. Identified Needs and WyoDLC Responses Research  K-12 Parents and Students  Higher Ed  Life Long Learners  State Agencies Professional Development/Conferences Support innovation-Grants
    • 12. Goals To provide the tools needed statewide for distance education to be a viable choice for all training and educational needs-statewide. To collaborate with educational entities, the VCE Coordinator, the Wyoming State CIO, Higher Ed, K-12, state agencies, municipalities, boards and associations to increase broadband coverage and use for education statewide.
    • 13. WCET Leveraging Leadership?Tricia Donovan, Executive Director
    • 14. An online learning: advocate innovator leader
    • 15. Consortium ProfileACCESS 391 communities to date 16,230 registration projection (2010-11) 7,300 unique learners (2009-10)PARTNERSHIP 15 institutions since 2002 Athabasca University newest member…CHOICE Over 60 credentials fully online More than 700 courses availableLEARNERS 24x7 technical support Lead and Partner Model for holistic support 93% pursuing a credential
    • 16. 2011/12 Governance
    • 17. Making it workGuidelines System Governance Equitable Contributions Non-duplicationExtending Reach Regional Stewardship Professional Development Mentorship and Certification Programs Developing System Approach
    • 18. Successful PracticesLearner centric 80 Community Access Points in Northern Communities 80 Community Adult Learning Councils across province 24/7 technical support for students, faculty and administrators Participation in online education research Quality faculty and administrators Centralized eLearning portal Lead and partner model to facilitate access to learner support servicesRaise awareness Monthly eZine Support for members’ marketing efforts Promotion of members’ courses and program offerings
    • 19. System-Wide ImpactBy the NumbersAdvocacyAwarenessCollaborationProfessional DevelopmentSupportLearner SupportOnline Curriculum Development FundQuality
    • 20. TWELVE MILES TO ANYWHEREGoal of the original network plan Curt Madison, PhD Director of Distance Education University of Maine System WCET 2011 Denver
    • 21. 7 Campuses 9 Centers 35 Sites
    • 22. Distance Delivered Credit Hours 80,000 Online 70,000 ITV Video Conf. On-Sites 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 0FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
    • 23. Advanced Blended Social Space• Integration with community problem solvers• Multiple ad hoc conversation spaces• Technology intensive atmosphere• Designed for peripheral awareness
    • 24. Mapping Space to Interaction Use
    • 25. Best Practice for Collaborative Space Design

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