Steve Victor Online Education V2 Minary 2007

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Steve Victor Online Education V2 Minary 2007

  1. 1. Online Education v 2.0 Steve Victor Yale University [email_address] Minary Conference on Alumni Education October 2007
  2. 2. Informal Education <ul><li>Continuing Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most alumni education has been of this sort </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. New Opportunities in informal education <ul><li>Increase impact beyond classroom and personal contact </li></ul><ul><li>Build a university’s reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples (see http://itunes.yale.edu/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Range of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of presentation types </li></ul>
  4. 4. Formal Education <ul><li>Traditional classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned papers or problem sets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Online, emulates traditional classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures (video, audio, or transcribed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readings (online or linked) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions (asynchronous or chat) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned papers or problem sets </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. AllLearn <ul><li>Collaborative project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Oxford, Stanford, & Yale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 years </li></ul><ul><li>110 courses </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 participants </li></ul><ul><li>variety of formats, from 1 hr to 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>economic model not sustainable </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current ventures <ul><li>Different models for different schools </li></ul><ul><li>MIT’s OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell’s Cybertower </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard’s Online Course, “Justice Online” </li></ul><ul><li>Notre Dame’s Open Course Ware </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  7. 7. Yale OER Video Lecture Project <ul><li>7 programs to be launched later this fall </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by grant from the William and Flora Hewlett foundation </li></ul><ul><li>About 30 more courses over next 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Video lectures (different band widths) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and transcript versions </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Problem sets and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone for any use, Creative Commons License </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample from Yale Course <ul><li>Fundamentals of Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Ramamurti Shankar </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded 2006 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Ed and Alumni Futures <ul><li>Is online ed too big for just alumni? </li></ul><ul><li>It is not limited to alumni. Does that lessen its value to alumni? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet has wide open access, international reach, range of levels and uses </li></ul>
  10. 10. A University Resource? <ul><li>Should we see online ed as simply another university resource, like faculty, libraries, or campus itself? </li></ul><ul><li>We build on those resources in alumni programming; why not online ed too? </li></ul><ul><li>What does alumni programming look like in this context? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Possible tie-ins to involve alumni with online courses <ul><li>Live local discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Harvard’s club discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use listserv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like virtual book group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your ideas </li></ul></ul>

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